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WILLOW GROVE CAMPGROUND, TN

Willow Grove is a spacious campground located at Dale Hollow Lake in the hills of Tennessee. The campground sits on an elevated plateau of land, offering sweeping views of the lake and surrounding forest.Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was completed in 1943. Although the dam was built for...
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Bring a printed copy of your confirmation letter to the campground
  • Two vehicles are allowed 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
  • Alcohol is not permitted
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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Overview

Overview

Willow Grove is a spacious campground located at Dale Hollow Lake in the hills of Tennessee. The campground sits on an elevated plateau of land, offering sweeping views of the lake and surrounding forest.

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 campers to explore the lake. Secluded tie-ups are located around the shore, offering campers a peaceful nature experience.

The campground is surrounded by a dense canopy of forest, and several hiking trails snake through the landscape and along the lake shore.

The Accordian Bluff Hiking Trail is a 7.5 mile one-way trail that ascends to a ridgetop and back down to the shoreline of Dale Hollow Lake. It is an ideal trail for birders and wildflower enthusiasts. This trail connects both Lillydale and Willow Grove Campgrounds and can be accessed via the trailhead located at the campground.

Facilities:

Willow Grove Campground features 83 campsites and one large group picnic shelter. Electric hookups, drinking water, flush toilets and a dump station all create a comfortable camping experience.

The nearby sunken foundation of the historic Willow Grove School House provides a popular destination for scuba divers. A swimming beach, volleyball court and playground provide additional recreational opportunities.

Nearby Attractions:

The Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery is about 32 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

Thu Oct 23 2014 - Wed Oct 21 2015

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

RV ELECTRIC

Thu Oct 23 2014 - Tue Apr 21 2015

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

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Thu Oct 23 2014 - Tue Apr 21 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

Thu Oct 23 2014 - Tue Apr 21 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 May 15 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Scuba Diving
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water
  • Water Skiing
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
May 15 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $15.00-$18.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $18.00-$24.00
RV ELECTRIC $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):
36.58733, -85.34212
36°35'14"N, 85°20'32"W

From Byrdstown, Tennessee, take Highway 111 south for about 13 miles. Turn north on 294/Willow Grove Road and continue for about 16 miles, then turn right into the camp entrance, just before Willow Grove Marina.

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

Mailing Address:

WILLOW GROVE CAMPGROUND
11038 WILLOW GROVE HWY
ALLONS  TN  38541

Phone Number:

Information:  (931)823-4285
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