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Dale Hollow Lake Tn. - TN

Dale Hollow Lake Tn. is a boat accessible fresh water dive site, located in TN. This dive site has an average rating of 3.75 out of 5 from 4 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 121-130ft/37-40m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m.

One of the clearest lakes in Tennessee. Poor viz on most days. Plenty of fish and submerged structures to see. Good local dive!
Lake formed by damming up the Obey River
Dale Hollow lies mainly in Northern Tennessee
Small arms of the lake extend into Kentucky
Lake takes its name from William Dale, a veteran of the War of 1812
Originally settled in Willow Grove, Mr. Dale bought his first 449 acres of land in 1808
His farm grew into a plantation known as Dale Hollow where he and his descendants lived until the dam was started in 1942
The waters of the lake would eventually cover both the farm and Willow Grove, “the town that drowned”

The most popular site is the foundation and remains of the old Willow Grove Schoolhouse
The Diver’s Rock at the outlet of Sulphur Creek
The Springhouse near the Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
The steep banks of Ashburn Creek
The Cliff’s of Pleasant Grove Fish: Smallmouth Bass Largemouth Bass Kentucky Bass Trout Crappie Walleye Catfish Gar Muskie

Diving Hours: 24 Air Fills: Yes $6 Local Shops: The Grove Dive Shop 11045 Willow Grove Hwy. Allons, TN 38541 Dive Shop: 931-823-4794 (in season) Home: 931-823-4030 Open 7 days a week, from May 26th through September 3th. Other hours by appointment. Call in advance for rental equipment and boat reservations.

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digginwithseven - 11/10/2020 8:34 AM
Rating Added: 4
I have logged 60 hours of dive time on Dale Hollow in 2020. Visibility is 15+ feet on most days which is clear for an inland lake in Tennessee. If you go here be sure and check out the old Willow Grove schoolhouse outside Willow Grove Dock. Here is a link of a dive I did on the schoolhouse and its history
digginwithseven - 11/08/2020 6:49 AM
I have logged 60 hours diving Dale Hollow in 2020. Here is a link to videos of some of those dives
finnfalco - 8/06/2014 1:05 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/2/2012. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Jrust32 - 9/23/2013 7:33 PM
Rating Added: 3

Both dives weren’t too bad. The viz wasn’t the best, but there were plenty of fish and structures to see
Jrust32 - 9/23/2013 7:30 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/14/2013. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.