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Dale Hollow Lake can be reached via I-65 to Cumberland Parkway, KY 90 to KY 163 through Tompkinsville. Dale Hollow Dam is located approximately three miles east of Celina, Tennessee on the Obey River, 7.3 miles above its juncture with the Cumberland River at river mile 380.0. Dale Hollow Lake covers portions of Clay, Pickett, Overton and Fentress Counties in Tennessee and Clinton and Cumberland Counties in Kentucky. The project consists of 27,700 surface acres of water and 24,842 acres of surrounding land.
Are they permitted? Yes
Can you swim in the lake? Yes
Average water level variance? 20 ft.
Are they permitted? No personal docks
Are they permitted? Yes
Depth of Lake:
Burkesville KY, Celina TN, Livingston TN, Byrdstown TN and Albany KY
Louisville KY, Lexington KY, Bowling Green KY, Nashville TN and Knoxville TN are within 2 hours
Dale Hollow Lake is considered one of the nation’s best lakes for smallmouth bass. There are also rainbow trout and occasional muskie and walleye catches. The fishing season's on all year long, and they're biting everyday! Crappie, bream, muskie, walleye, trout, catfish, and five species of bass--largemouth, smallmouth, white, Kentucky, and rock--have given Dale Hollow Lake undisputed honor as a top fishing spot in the country. This lake held the world record smallmouth bass and the state record muskie. Dale Hollow Lake, formed by backing up Tennessee's Obey River in 1943, has 620 miles of shoreline. There are plenty of shoals, small tributaries, and clean, clear water to encourage healthy fish growth.
Dale Hollow Lake is an excellent place to practice this sport. Underwater spearing of rough fish with hand-held or mechanically propelled spear is permitted year-round in Dale Hollow Lake. All participants in this sport must be submerged while spearfishing. Only rough fish may be taken and the appropriate fishing license is required. The daily creel limit is 15 fish.
Homer Lowhorn Bait Shop
606-387-6961, 400 W Water St, Albany, KY
Cedar Hill Fishing Resort
931-243-3201, 2371 Cedar Hill Rd, Celina, TN
Clark Buford Bait Co
931-243-3330, 1035 E Lake Ave, Celina, TN
Strange Bait & Tackle
270-864-2248, 849 S Main St, Burkesville, KY
Getting out on the water is better at Dale Hollow Lake. Ample cruising waters are edged with plenty of inlets and dotted with islands--great for finding your world apart. The park marina has 36 open slips, 15 buoys, and overnight tie-ups. Pontoon Boats and Fishing Boats can be rented by the day. Dale Hollow Lake souvenir items, including shirts, jackets and caps, are on sale in the marina shop. Open year-round.
A gradually sloping concrete launching ramp is available for a small fee for any boat-owner.
There are two lots for parking trailers.
Water-skiing is popular here. There's plenty of room for a good glide and the lake is less crowded than others of its size. Your ski boat can be launched at the marina or nearby commercial boat docks will rent ski boats and equipment. Open year-round.
Dale Hollow Parkside Marine
270-433-5090, Highway 1206, Burkesville, KY 42717
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
270-433-7431, 6371 State Park Rd, Burkesville, KY 42717-9500
Opened in 1997, this park's posh resort lodge takes advantage of a spectacular setting to present a first-class vacation experience. Built of wood and stone, the lodge and dining room sit above a 28,000-acre lake and at the edge of 3,400 acres of unspoiled wilderness. Dale Hollow Lake's clear, clean waters have encouraged a national reputation for fishing quality, and boaters delight in the lake's many coves. Scuba divers love to explore submerged landscapes. Abundant wildlife and miles of riding, biking and hiking trails encourage more outdoor adventure.
Salvation Army Camp
270-433-5801, Cherry Tree Ridge, Burkesville, KY 42717
Local Area Businesses
Hidden Valley Golf & Country
931-823-1313, 201 Valley Dr, Livingston, TN
Matheny's Driving Range - Relieve your stress while you practice on your drive and your swing, or if you just want to "putt" around. Come see us and get a bucket of balls for $5.00. Matheny's Driving Range is located just north of Sunset Marina on Hwy. 111 next to Hubert's Shell Station. For more info call (931) 864-6410.