PLEASANT GROVE RECREATION AREA, TN

Pleasant Grove Recreation Area is a day-use facility, located along the shores of Dale Hollow Lake in the hills of Tennessee.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...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 15 2014   Season Dates

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  • Bring a printed copy of your confirmation letter for picnic shelter reservations
  • Only licensed vehicles permitted
  • The manager's office can be reached at 931-243-3136 during the closed season
  • $4 day-use fee per vehicle
  • Alcohol is not permitted
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Overview

Overview

Pleasant Grove Recreation Area is a day-use facility, located along the shores of Dale Hollow Lake in the hills of Tennessee.

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.

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 visitors to explore the lake. A boat launch is provided.

Pleasant Grover also offers a picnic area with a reservable shelter, located on a beautiful peninsula with exceptional views of Dale Hollow Dam.

Facilities:

Pleasant Grove Recreation Area offers a large group picnic shelter with five picnic tables and grills. Flush toilets and drinking water are also provided.

A boat ramp provides convenient lake access.

Nearby Attractions:

The Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery is adjacent to the dam. 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
Tue Jul 15 2014 - Mon Jul 13 2015

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

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 02 2014 Mon Sep 15 2014
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Mon Sep 21 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Swimming
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
May 02 2014 -
Sep 15 2014
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $30.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 21 2015
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $30.00

*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):
36.5387, -85.43995
36°32'19"N, 85°26'24"W

From Celina, Tennessee, turn northeast on Route 53 and continue for 4 miles. Turn right on Old Route 53 at the Cedar Hill/Pleasant Grove exit and follow signs to the park.

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

Mailing Address:

PLEASANT GROVE RECREATION AREA
1170 CEDAR HILL ROAD
CELINA  TN  38551

Phone Number:

Information:  (931)243-3136
Additional Information
Special Events

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

  • 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. The rodeo is held at the Dale Hollow Hatchery outfall. Active from Mar 13 2012 to Mar 16 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 13 2012 to Mar 17 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 13 2012 to Mar 16 2015