Dale Hollow Lake


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Jake Owen’s “Ghost Town” Is For You If They’re Gone But The Memories Still Haunt You


Date: 6/19/2017 3:53:00 PM

One that I can’t shake is a memory I have at my favorite place in the world, Dale Hollow Lake. This place is my happy spot, it’s where I’ve grown up and where I’ve had some of the best days of my life. I love going here, yet every time I’m there

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The Underrated Tennessee Lake That’s Perfect For A Summer Day


Date: 6/16/2017 9:03:00 PM

Dale Hollow Lake, stuck hard on the Tennessee/Kentucky border, is one of the prettiest places to spend your Saturday. Or Sunday. Or any day of the week, really. Let’s take a trip to the border and fall in love with our state all over

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Hendricks Creek Marina achieves ‘Clean Marina’ status

United States Army

Date: 6/14/2017 12:11:00 PM

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (June 12, 2017) – Hendricks Creek Marina here on Dale Hollow Lake raised the “Clean Marina” flag today during a dedication ceremony recognizing the marina’s voluntary efforts to reduce water pollution and erosion in the Cumberland

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Kids catch plenty of fun corralling trout at fishing rodeo


Date: 6/10/2017 1:00:00 AM

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, Friends of Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery, Friends of Dale Hollow Lake, and the citizens of Clay County, Tennessee cosponsored the

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Trooper Island Camp welcomes Kentucky kids


Date: 6/7/2017 7:20:00 PM

Thirty-seven local children and three Post 1 Troopers left Monday to Trooper Island Camp on Dale Hollow Lake. The five-day-free-stay event will have various activities such as archery, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and other outdoor activities. Campers will

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• Length: 620 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,700 Acres
• Volume: 1,706,000 Acre Feet
• Length: 50 Miles
The Dale Hollow Reservoir is situated on the Kentucky/Tennessee border. The lake is formed by the damming of the Obey River. It is also the site of Dale Hollow Lake State Park on the north side of the lake, in Kentucky.

The lake's name originated from William Dale, a government surveyor, settling originally in Willow Grove. Mr. Dale bought his first 449 acres of land which he turned into a farm.The farm eventually grew into a plantation known as Dale Hollow. The dam was started in 1942; The waters of the lake ultimately covered both the farm and Willow Grove.The project was designed and completed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1943, making the lake the oldest artificial lake in Kentucky. Dale Hollow Dam is used to supply power to the surrounding countryside.

The lake is also frequently used for recreation. Water sports are popular, including water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing which are regularly seen, but the main recreational use is fishing. Dale Hollow is a choice location for smallmouth bass fishing, currently holding the world record for the largest smallmouth bass ever caught. The lake and surrounding rivers also contain other species such as largemouth bass, crappie, muskellunge, walleye, catfish, gar, and trout.

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