Obey River Park Recreation Area

Address: 100 Obey Park Rd. Byrdstown, TN 38573 Contact Email: sondra.f.carmen@usace.army.mil Phone: (931) 864-6388 Toll-free: 877-444-6777
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Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was completed in 1943. Although the dam was built for flood control and power generation, it has now become a recreational oasis for more than 3 million visitors each year. Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dale Hollow Lake is renowned for its fishing opportunities. It has yielded the world record smallmouth bass and is known as a trophy smallmouth lake. Boating and water skiing are also popular activities, and with 27,700 surface acres of water and 620 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of space for campers to explore the lake. Obey River is the most popular campground and day-use area on Dale Hollow Lake. This is a vacation destination for camping, boating, skiing, fishing and beach-goers. The site is conveniently located next to a small community hosting restaurants, history and several marinas. Obey River Campground features 131 campsites. Electric hookups, drinking water, flush toilets and a dump station all create a comfortable camping experience. A swimming beach, basketball court, playgrounds and two large group picnic shelters provide additional recreational opportunities. Information can be found and reservations can be made online at http://www.recreation.gov.


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From Byrdstown, Tennessee, take Highway 111 south for 3 miles. After crossing the bridge turn right and follow the signs into the campground and day-use area, located to the left of Sunset Marina. From Livingston, Tennessee, take Highway 111 north for 15 miles. Follow the signs and turn left into the campground and day-use area.

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City: Byrdstown, TN
Region: Middle Tennessee
Subregion: Upper Cumberland

Admission Rates:
$15 to $24 per campsite per night $4 per vehicle or $1 walk-in per person for day use area.

Payment Types Accepted:
Visa, Cash, MasterCard

Hours Open:
Apr. 11 - Oct. 14, 2014

Dates Closed:
Closes Oct 15, 2014 to April 17, 2015