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, The campground is surrounded by a dense canopy of forest, and a hiking trail snakes through the landscape and along the lake shore.
Willow Grove Campground features 83 campsites and one large group picnic shelter. Electric hookups, drinking water, flush toilets and a dump station all create a comfortable camping experience. A swimming beach, volleyball court and playground provide additional recreational opportunities.
The nearby sunken foundation of the historic Willow Grove School House provides a popular destination for scuba divers.
The Accordian Bluff Hiking Trail is a 7.5 mile one-way trail that ascends to a ridge-top and back down to the shoreline of Dale Hollow Lake. The trail is ideal for birders and wildflower enthusiasts. This trail connects both Lillydale and Willow Grove Campgrounds and can be accessed via the trailhead located at the campground.
Information can be found and reservations can be made online at http://www.recreation.gov.
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