Dale Hollow Lake


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Kentucky's state parks offer many vacation opportunities

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Date: 5/25/2016 12:44:00 AM

The lodge sits high on a bluff with private balconies that overlook Dale Hollow Lake. Water sports equipment and pontoons are available at Dale Hollow Rentals. Barren River Lake, south of Bowling Green, offers year-round accommodations at its 51-room Louie B

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Smallmouth fishing on Lake Cumberland

Portsmouth Daily Times

Date: 5/21/2016 4:49:00 PM

Some reports say Cumberland’s smallmouth fishing has grown to be better than that found in Dale Hollow Lake, which lies about 60 miles to the southwest. In the1950s Dale Hollow gave up the world’s record smallmouth, one weighing 11 pounds, 15 ounces

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KSP Trooper Island Tournament

The Harlan Daily

Date: 5/18/2016 11:29:00 AM

“It’s to raise money to send 16 boys and 16 girls to Trooper Island.” Trooper Island is a Kentucky State Police owned camp facility located at Dale Hollow Lake. “Most of these kids are disadvantaged and more than likely would not get a chance to go

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CHIEF'S REPORT: Time to review boating rules

Crossville Chronicle

Date: 5/18/2016 8:44:00 AM

Let someone know what time to expect you back and the routes that your float plan will consist of especially on large bodies of water such as Dale Hollow Lake. 1. Use Common Sense One of the most important parts of boating safety is to use your common sense

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Jim Jewell: The continuing adventures of an old man

Lebanon Democrat

Date: 5/10/2016 10:00:00 PM

The second legend occurred at Dale Hollow Lake. We rented a vacation cabin for the family. In addition to fishing, board games, and reading, we brought water skis. I was the first student. It was similar to the bike learning experience. I would plow

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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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