For those seeking a more leisurely vacation, our area provides some wonderful, relaxing activities. Bird watchers will love viewing the purple martins that live in our elaborate bird houses. Eagle watching is also a popular winter pastime. Hiking is also popular with several paths available close to the resort.
Dale Hollow Lake is an excellent lake for freshwater fishing. All types of freshwater fish can be caught from a boat or directly from the shoreline. The world’s largest Smallmouth Bass was caught in Dale Hollow Lake!
Dale Hollow Lake History
Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 and the River and Harbor Act of 1946. The project was completed for flood control in 1943. Power generating units of 18,000-kilowatt capacity were added in 1948, 1949, and 1953, providing a total hydroelectric capacity of 54,000 kilowatts. The project was designed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and built by private contractors under the supervision of the Corps. The dam, powerhouse and reservoir are operated by Corps of Engineers personnel under the direction of the Nashville District Engineer.
Dale Hollow Dam is located approximately three miles east of Celina, Tennessee, on the Obey River, 7.3 miles above its confluence with the Cumberland River at river mile 380.9. Dale Hollow Lake covers portions of Clay, Pickett, Overton, and Fentress Counties in TN, and Clinton and Cumberland Counties in KY.