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Tennessee: Dale Hollow Lake / Red Oak Ridge Trail|
Posted on Tuesday, January 16 @ 09:20:40 CST by iljiana
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
5050 Dale Hollow Dam Road
Celina, TN 38551-9708
Phone: (931) 243-3136
From Nashville, 69 miles east on I-40, 17 miles north on TN 56, 23 miles north on TN 53 to Celina, follow signs.
Dale Hollow is well-known for its
pristine qualities due to the forested shoreline and the high water
quality of the lake. Visitors come to enjoy the lake and its many
recreational opportunities: fishing, camping, scuba-diving, boating,
and sightseeing. The pristine quality of the lake is important to the
Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery just below the dam, which produces
1.5 million trout annually.
Red Oak Ridge Trail
Located 8 miles north of Celina, Tennessee off
highway 53, hosts 18 miles of beautiful and scenic trails developed for
horseback riding. Beginning on a wooded ridgetop, riders can descend to follow
the pristine Dale Hollow Shoreline. Seven loops provide for cutbacks to shorten
or lengthen the trail. Eagles Bluff Overlook provides for one of the most
spectacular vistas of Dale Hollow Lake. Hikers are welcome. A corral, storm
shelter, and stalls are available. Free primitive camping permit required for
overnight stays. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited and coggins papers required.
Follow the signs toward Holly Creek Marina and Red Oak Ridge.
August of 1999, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dale Hollow was awarded
$43,764 in grant dollars as part of the Recreation Trails Program (RTP). Funding
for this grant award is provided through the Federal Recreation Trails Program
under the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century. As part of
the grant, 20% matching funds will be committed with 5% of the total project
coming from non-federal sources. In partnership with the local Clay County
Government and Parks and Recreation Board, Red Oak Ridge trail will undergo an
extensive renovation to improve access, retard erosion, provide for drainage,
control overuse areas, enhance signage and provide additional facilities. All
projected improvements will be completed by September 30, 2002.
For more information: http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/projects.cfm?Id=H304390