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Dale Hollow Lake Camping

Dale Hollow Lake SunsetDale Hollow Lake was built in 1943 and is operated by the Nashville District of the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers. Camping on and around Dale Hollow lake is permitted in designated areas only. The areas covered on this page are all accessible by automobile. There are 5 campgrounds located on shores of Dale Hollow Lake with over 550 RV and tent camp sites available. We have free maps of the lake and maps of several of the campgrounds on our Dale Hollow Lake Maps page. 

Tennessee Wildflower - Trout LilyCamping Areas:

Dale Hollow Dam: 79 campsites with water and electric available located at the base of Dale Hollow Dam. A popular and convenient camping area for trout fisherman who like to fish in the Obey river tailwaters to Dale Hollow Lake. Dale Hollow Dam N3632'12", W8527'6"

Willow Grove: 83 campsites with water and electric available. Seasonal campground, with lake view and access. Fishing, swimming, snorkeling & scuba within walking distance.

Lillydale Campground: 114 campsites now open after recent pine beetle infestation. Lake view and access - fishing, swimming, snorkeling & scuba all within walking distance.

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort: 144 campsites with hook-ups available. Twenty four (24) of those sites are for campers with horses. Swimming pool, showers, dump station, and restrooms. Lake view and access - fishing, swimming, snorkeling & scuba.

Obey River Campground: 132 campsites with hook-ups available. Three miles south of Byrdstown, Tennessee. Lake view and access - fishing, swimming, snorkeling & scuba.


Directions to Dale Hollow Dam:

From Knoxville: take I-40 west to exit #288 (Hwy 111) near Cookeville and go north approximately 20 miles to Livingston Tennessee. Once in Livingston turn left at the 3rd red light next to McDonalds. Follow this by pass to the first red-light and turn left again.

From Nashville: take I-40 east to exit #280 at Baxter (Hwy 56). Go north approximately 25 miles to Celina Tennessee. Continue through Celina on HWY 53 and turn right approximately 2 miles north of town (plenty of signs from this point).

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