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Status: Open through Mon Nov 03 2014   Season Dates


Donaldson Park is located within the city limits of Celina, Tennessee, next to the Obey River Tailwater. A variety of recreational activities abound, including boating, fishing and picnicking.Click here for a virtual tour of the Cordell Hull Lake facilities.

Natural Features:

The park is made up of broad, grassy areas surrounded by large shade trees. An abundance of wildlife can be seen in the area, including white-tailed deer, bald eagles and the occasional beaver.


Fishing is a very popular activity on the Obey River, which is stocked with nearly 60,000 rainbow trout annually. Brown and brook trout are stocked as well.

The park offers many amenities for visitors. A boat ramp, playground, fitness trail, marble yard and volleyball, basketball and tennis courts are all found on-site.


Two accessible picnic shelters with electric hookups are available for reservation at Donaldson Park. Flush toilets and drinking water are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The National Rolley Hole Marble Championship and Festival is held in nearby Standing Stone State Park. This traditional marbles contest draws some of the country's best to a tournament where players match wit and skills with special flint spheres on a smooth dirt surface. The festival includes games for kids, marble making, tournament play, demonstrations, music and food.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Basketball Courts
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Fitness Trails
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Marble Yard
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball Courts
Know Before You Go

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.55778, -85.50222
36°33'28"N, 85°30'8"W

From Celina, TN (Highway 52), travel East Lake Avenue. Turn onto Jefferson Street. Follow signs into the park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Phone Number:

Information: (931)243-3136

Special Events:

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

  • Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Watch: 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 will be accepted beginning on November 15th of the previous year. For more information, contact the Resource Managers Office at 931-243-3136. from Jan 19 2013 to Jan 26 2013