Located on the Kentucky/Tennessee boarder Dale Hollow Lake is the oldest artificial lake in Kentucky. Its dam and corresponding hydroelectric power plant provides energy to the surrounding country side and the lake provides a crucial stimulus for the local economy. In addition to its useful economic value, Dale Hollow’s rare beauty and exceptionally clear water provide a wonderful destination for sports fishermen, water sports enthusiasts, and vacationers.
If fishing is your passion Dale Hollow Lake is a must stop location. As the current world record holder for small-mouth bass this lake is host to some of the best bass fishing in the country. In addition to small-mouth the lake holds state records in Tennessee and Kentucky for rainbow trout and muskie. Dale Hollow is a fishermen’s paradise and should be enjoyed by all wanting a great angler experience.
Wake-boarding, skiing, and tubing on Dale Hollow’s ultra-clear water will make any water sports aficionado happier than a witch in a broom factory. Get out early in the morning for a ski on the glassy undisturbed water or find a large cove to practice your wake-boarding in privacy. Dale Hollow is large enough to accommodate all the avid water-sport goers.
So fishing isn’t your thing, or maybe a more relaxing experience is what you’re looking for, Dale Hollow will not disappoint. Unlike some other great lakes in the country Dale Hollow doesn’t have mansions cluttering the beautiful scenery. Dale Hollow looks as pristine and untapped as one will find in the 21st century. The wilderness of the surrounding area and peaceful nature sounds will leave any vacationer wanting more. Host to more than 14 marinas, Dale Hollow provides many vacation cabins and houseboat rentals. Take a week off and get on the water.
At the end of the day Dale Hollow should be on any avid lake enthusiast’s short lists. Its peace and privacy make this lake as relaxing and mystical as one could ask for. Enjoy the unspoiled shoreline, amazing fishing, and crystal clear waters of one of the nation’s foremost lakes.