OBEY RIVER PARK, TN

Obey River Park is a spacious campground located on the shores of Dale Hollow Lake, in the hills of Tennessee. The campground provides the largest camping area at the lake, as well as the largest and most visited swimming beach.Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was completed in 1943. Although...
Status: Open through Mon Oct 13 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Bring a printed copy of your confirmation letter to the campground
  • Two vehicles per campsite
  • $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 are 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.
  • The manager's office can be reached at 931-243-3136 during the closed season
  • $4 vehicle fee per day is charged for the day-use area
  • Alcohol is not permitted
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Overview

Overview

Obey River Park is a spacious campground located on the shores of Dale Hollow Lake, in the hills of Tennessee. The campground provides the largest camping area at the lake, as well as the largest and most visited swimming beach.

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.

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.

During migration seasons the call of the sandhill crane is often heard overhead. Lucky visitors might catch a glimpse of one up close, as they often land near the campground.

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.

Obey River is the most popular campground and day-use area on Dale Hollow Lake. This is a vacation destination for camping, boating, skiing, fishing and beach-goers. The site is conveniently located next to a small community hosting restaurants, history and several marinas.

Facilities:

Obey River Park Campground features 131 campsites and two large group picnic shelters. Electric hookups, drinking water, flush toilets and a dump station all create a comfortable camping experience.

A swimming beach, basketball court and playgrounds provide additional recreational opportunities.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby towns of Byrdstown and Pall Mall, Tennessee, offer historic sites and tours. The Cordell Hull Birthplace and Memorial is located near Byrdstown, Tennessee. Hull, a great statesman, is most widely remembered as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the father of the United Nations. The Sergeant Alvin York Home Place, home of the World War I hero, is located in Pall Mall, Tennessee.

The Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery is about 35 miles from 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

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Sat Aug 22 2015

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

GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Sat Aug 22 2015

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

RV ELECTRIC

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

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

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

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

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

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

TENT ONLY ELECTRIC

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

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

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

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

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Apr 11 2014 Mon Oct 13 2014
Peak Fri Apr 17 2015 Mon Oct 12 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball Courts
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Marina
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 11 2014 -
Oct 13 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $15.00-$21.00
TENT ONLY ELECTRIC $24.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00-$21.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $21.00-$24.00
RV ELECTRIC $18.00-$24.00
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $40.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00
Peak Season
Apr 17 2015 -
Oct 12 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $15.00-$21.00
TENT ONLY ELECTRIC $24.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00-$21.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $21.00-$24.00
RV ELECTRIC $18.00-$24.00
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $40.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00

*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):
36.53136, -85.16764
36°31'53"N, 85°10'4"W

From Byrdstown, Tennessee, take Highway 111 south for 3 miles. After crossing the bridge turn right and follow the signs into the campground and day-use area, located to the left of Sunset Marina.

From Livingston, Tennessee, take Highway 111 north for 15 miles. Follow the signs and turn left into the campground and day-use area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

OBEY RIVER PARK
100 OBEY PARK RD.
MONROE  TN  38573

Phone Number:

Information:  (931)864-6388
Special Events

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

  • 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
  • Kids Fishing Rodeo: Kids 15 and under join us at the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery for the Kids Fishing Rodeo, held on the first Saturday, after the first Monday in June from 8 a.m. until noon. The event is held on the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency's Annual Free Fishing Day. Active from Mar 12 2012 to Mar 16 2015
  • 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 12 2012 to Mar 16 2015