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Dale Hollow Lake Marina Association
EST. 1943

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History

History

Dale Hollow lies in the Highland Rim section of the northern Tennessee and southern Kentucky, a forested, mountainous region characterized by scattered farming and low population density.

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Boating

Boating

Dale Hollow Lake offers a vast variety of different types of on lake activities. Everything from relaxed, laid back house boats and pontoons, to the exciting experience of speed boats and watersports.

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Camping

Camping

Dale Hollow Lake is surrounded by numorous camp sites that allow for overnight visits in a more rustic and primative setting.

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Fishing

Fishing

With so many natural coves and hollows, you can fish in peace without being rocked by other boat's wake, and you'll never be more than a few minutes away from marinas who will service any of your needs.

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About Dale Hollow


According to the State of Tennessee, the lake takes its name from land owned first by Governor John Sevier, who located two of the first grants in this area of Overton and Clay Counties, a little over 57,000 acres. On this land many members of his family settled. The Governor called this place "The Dale" because of the formation of the land.

After the death of Gov. Sevier, his widow Bonnie Kate, moved to Overton County in 1815 and settled in the Dale community. Dale, or Lily Dale, no longer exists. The community was one of those flooded to create Dale Hollow Lake, yet its name endures in the choice of the lake's name.

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Dale Hollow History


William and Rachel Dale stood proudly upon a ridge, looking down at the winding ribbon of crystal clear water flowing through a valley of hardwoods and rock bluffs.

In his right hand, William held the title to 449 acres of pristine wilderness and rich valley land that held a quarter mile of the Obey River.

The two loved this huge hollow and were happy to be finally moving to their recently acquired landscape.

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