Children enjoying  a campfire by the lake at Obey Campground

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Obey River Park Recreation Area

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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

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Obey River Park Recreation Area
Open April 15-October 31, 2022
Open April 14-October 30, 2023

Reservations: River Park

Park Number 931-864-6388
Winter Number 931-243-3136
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