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Location Map of Dale Hollow L., USA
Location: Dale Hollow L.
Latitude: 36.32N
Longitude: 85.27W
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Dale Hollow Lake is located in an area covering parts of the States of Tennessee and Kentucky. However, larger part of the lake is located in Tennessee. The Tennessee Counties of Clay, Overton, and Picket and two Kentucky Counties of Clinton and Cumberland surround it. Its construction was completed in 1943 for the purpose of flood control and later power generating units were added it. Dale Hollow power generation plant is sufficient to supply a city of 45,000 people with electricity.

Dale Hollow Lake consists of 27,700 acres of lake surface area and 24,842 acres of surrounding land. It has 620 miles of shoreline and every year it caters to the recreational needs of millions of visitors. It provides them with opportunities to fish, hunt, camp, picnic, boat, hike, ride horseback, and relax.

While visiting Dale Hollow Lake, one must also visit the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery located below the dam. It is the largest federal trout hatchery east of the Mississippi River, producing 1.5 million trout per year. The area also has some famous historical sites- the home of Sergeant Alvin C York, the famous WW1 hero, and the birthplace of Cordell, recipient of the Nobel Prize and the Father of the United Nations. Dale Hollow Lake is also a favorite wintering area for the Bald Eagle.

Apart from its clear waters and scenic beauty, it owns the credit of being one of the nation's premier bass fisheries. It is the current world record holder for the production of small mouth bass.

Dale Hollow Lake is located at a very close driving distance from Louisville, Nashville and Knoxville. Star Point Resort, Park-side Villas, Mountain View cabin, Eagle Cove Resort, Baymont Inn & Suites, etc. are some of the hotels located in this area.

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