Attention: Site Closures Beginning October 1, 2014: The underground sewer piping and drain field for each of the shower houses must be improved causing construction operations beginning in October 2014. In the event the contractor cannot begin work as planned, the site closures will be released and the sites made available for reservations. We regret the inconvenience.

DALE HOLLOW DAMSITE, TN

Dale Hollow Damsite is a quiet, peaceful campground in the green hills of Tennessee. The campground is a popular area for families, with an abundance of amenities and recreational activities available. In the late fall through early spring the American Bald Eagle can be spotted...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Bring a printed copy of your confirmation letter to the campground
  • Alcohol is not permitted
  • Two vehicles per campsite
  • The manager's office can be reached at 931-243-3136 during the closed season
  • $3 fee for visitors of campers
  • Firewood quarantines are in effect. Firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click Here for more information.
  • Only licensed vehicles permitted
  • Gates are locked from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Plan your arrival accordingly. Campers who arrive after 10 p.m. must park outside the gates and register in the morning.
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*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Dale Hollow Damsite is a quiet, peaceful campground in the green hills of Tennessee. The campground is a popular area for families, with an abundance of amenities and recreational activities available.

In the late fall through early spring the American Bald Eagle can be spotted flying overhead or perched on low-lying limbs. Dale Hollow hosts the second-largest wintering eagle population in the states of Tennessee and Kentucky.

Natural Features:

Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was completed in 1943. Although the dam was built for flood control and power generation, it has now become a recreational oasis for more than 3 million visitors each year.

The dam is located on the Obey River, about 3 miles east of Celina, Tennessee. Surrounded by a thick expanse of forest, the clear blue lake creates a stunning scenic backdrop for a variety of water and land recreational activities.

Recreation:

Dale Hollow is renowned for its fishing opportunities. In addition to yielding the world record smallmouth bass and being known as a trophy smallmouth lake, the Obey River below Dale Hollow Dam is also known for excellent rainbow and brown trout fishing.

Boating and water skiing are also popular activities, and with 27,700 surface acres of water and 620 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of space for campers to explore the lake. Secluded tie-ups are located around the shore, offering campers a peaceful nature experience.

A one-mile paved walking and biking trail winds through forest, along streamside and past a rolling meadow.

The Red Oak Ridge Trail is about nine miles away and hosts 18 miles of trails, mainly developed for horseback riding, but the area is available to hikers as well. The Accordian Bluff Hiking Trail is a 7.5 mile one-way trail which ascends to a ridge-top and back down to the shoreline of Dale Hollow Lake. It is an ideal trail for birders and wildflower enthusiasts and connects both Lillydale and Willow Grove Campgrounds. Trail access is located approximately 30 miles from Dale Hollow Dam Campground.

Facilities:

Dale Hollow Damsite Campground features 78 campsites and one large group picnic shelter. Electric hookups, drinking water, flush toilets and a dump station all create a comfortable camping experience.

There is no direct access to Dale Hollow Lake from the campground, but visitors can launch at the nearby Pleasant Grove Day Use Area, an easy 3 mile drive from the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery sits adjacent to the campground. Operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the hatchery is the largest federal trout hatchery east of the Mississippi, producing 1.5 million trout annually. The hatchery is open to visitors daily.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Fri Jul 25 2014 - Thu Jul 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

RV ELECTRIC

Fri Jul 25 2014 - Fri Jan 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Fri Jul 25 2014 - Fri Jan 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Fri Jul 25 2014 - Fri Jan 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
Peak Fri Apr 10 2015 Sun Oct 25 2015

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Apr 04 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Peak Fri Apr 10 2015 Sun Oct 25 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball Courts
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Hiking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 04 2014 -
Oct 26 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00-$18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $17.00-$24.00
RV ELECTRIC $17.00-$24.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $0.00
Peak Season
Apr 10 2015 -
Oct 25 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00-$18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $17.00-$24.00
RV ELECTRIC $17.00-$24.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $0.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.53778, -85.45694
36°32'16"N, 85°27'25"W

From Celina, Tennessee, take Highway 53 for 2 miles. Turn right on Dale Hollow Dam Road, then take the second right on Campground Road. Follow signs to Dale Hollow Dam Recreation Area.

It is recommended that visitors do not rely on GPS or Mapquest to reach the park.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

DALE HOLLOW DAMSITE
200 CAMPGROUND ROAD
CELINA  TN  38551-9708

Phone Number:

Information:  (931)243-3554
Special Events

The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Lakeshore Cleanup: Held the last Saturday in September, the Lakeshore Cleanup helps visitors show their appreciation for public lands. Join others in helping clean the shorelines of Dale Hollow Lake. A free cookout will be held for all participants. For more information contact the manager's office at 931-243-3136. Active from Mar 05 2012 to Mar 05 2015
  • Eagle Watch: The Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Watch is held on the third and fourth Saturday of January. Eagle enthusiasts are transported by open barge in search of wintering bald eagles. The eagle watch tours are free, but advance reservations are required. Advance reservations are accepted beginning on November 15th of the previous year. Active from Mar 12 2012 to Mar 16 2015