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Willow Grove Campground

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About This Campground

US Army Corps of Engineers

Overview

Willow Grove is a spacious campground located at Dale Hollow Lake in the hills of Tennessee. The campground sits on an elevated plateau of land, offering sweeping views of the lake and surrounding forest.

Recreation

Dale Hollow is renowned for its fishing opportunities. In…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 81 ft.

Reviews

2 Reviews of Willow Grove Campground

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2021

Beautiful location

The drive in is something not to be missed, one long road that twists and turns. But it’s so pretty. At the campsite the workers are very nice and helpful. They keep the grounds in top shape. You can launch a boat or in my case a paddle board right from campsite. If you have an issue late at night…

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Site81
Month of VisitOctober
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Reviewed May. 29, 2018

Best campground ever!

This is my family’s favorite place to camp. Most camp site are shady. The beach and swimmimg area is clean and the water is crystal clear.

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Month of VisitAugust

Location

Willow Grove Campground is located in Tennessee

Directions

From Byrdstown, Tennessee, take Highway 111 south for about 13 miles. Turn north on 294/Willow Grove Road (at Big Springs Market) and continue for about 16 miles, then turn right into the camp entrance, just before Willow Grove Marina. It is recommended that visitors do not rely soley on GPS or Mapquest to reach the park.

Address

10808 WILLOW GROVE HWY

Coordinates

36.58732754 N
85.34211981 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Willow Grove is a spacious campground located at Dale Hollow Lake in the hills of Tennessee. The campground sits on an elevated plateau of land, offering sweeping views of the lake and surrounding forest.

Recreation

Dale Hollow is renowned for its fishing opportunities. In addition to yielding the world record smallmouth bass and being known as a trophy smallmouth lake, the Obey River below Dale Hollow Dam is also known for excellent rainbow and brown trout fishing.

Boating and water skiing are also popular activities, and with 27,700 surface acres of water and 620 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of space for campers to explore the lake. Secluded tie-ups are located around the shore, offering campers a peaceful nature experience.

The campground is surrounded by a dense canopy of forest, and several hiking trails snake through the landscape and along the lake shore.

The Accordian Bluff Hiking Trail is a 7.5 mile one-way trail that ascends to a ridgetop and back down to the shoreline of Dale Hollow Lake. It is an ideal trail 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.

Facilities

Willow Grove Campground features 81 single party campsites, one group camping (double party) site and one large group picnic shelter. Electric hookups, drinking water, flush toilets and a dump station all create a comfortable camping experience.

The nearby sunken foundation of the historic Willow Grove School House provides a popular destination for scuba divers. A swimming beach, volleyball court and playground provide additional recreational opportunities.

Camping is limited to a 14-day stay within a 30-consecutive day period.

Site Type Definitions:

  • An RV Site is a paved/concrete site for wheeled camping units such as motorhome, fifth wheel, pull trailer and pop-up campers. RV sites are not suitable for tents.
  • A Standard Site is one with a fine gravel surface pad. It will accommodate wheeled units and tents.
  • A Tent Site will accommodate tents only.
  • Group Standard Electric is a group camping site (41 & 42). One fee for both sites. ATB pass discounts do not apply. View cancellation policies as group site refund policies differ from standard sites.
  • Group Shelter Electric Site is the picnic shelter.

For site specifics such as site measurements, parking and if the site is level, be sure to review the Information text at the bottom of each specific site page.

All camping equipment and vehicles are to be located on the designated site pad or parking areas.

General Site Notes:

  • 50 Amp Service and Water Hookups on all sites EXCEPT tent only sites
  • Tent Only Sites: 55-70, 73, 75, 77, 80, 81
  • Paved Site: 7
  • Accessible Site: 7
  • Sites with Electric and Water Hookups Include: 1-49, 71-72, 74, 76, 78-79, 82-88
  • Group camping site: 41 & 42; ATB pass discounts do not apply
  • Visitors to Campers will be charged $3 per vehicle per day
  • Fees are subject to change

A Wi-Fi hub is provided in the vicinity of the registration center providing customers the opportunity to make calls, check weather, stay up-to-date on email, and use their mobile device for making future reservations or current reservation adjustments when the registration center is closed.

Willow Grove Campground is adjacent to Willow Grove Marina. The park is operated by the Corps of Engineers and the marina by a private concessionaire. Visitors using the marina are subject to operating policies and any launch/parking fees associated with the marina.

Natural Features

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.

The dam is located on the Obey River, about 3 miles east of Celina, Tennessee. Surrounded by a thick expanse of forest, the clear blue lake creates a stunning scenic backdrop for a variety of water and land recreational activities.

In the late fall through early spring, the American Bald Eagle can be spotted flying overhead or perched on low-lying limbs. Dale Hollow hosts the second-largest wintering eagle population in the states of Tennessee and Kentucky.

Nearby Attractions

The Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery is about 32 miles from the campground. Operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the hatchery is the largest federal trout hatchery east of the Mississippi, producing 1.5 million trout annually. The hatchery is open to visitors daily.

Charges & Cancellations

Full rules and reservation policies for fees associated with changes and cancellations can be found at https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies

  • There is no fee to make a reservation.
  • A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation.
  • A $10 service fee may be charged to changes made to an existing reservation (see full policies for when this is applicable).
  • A customer who cancels a standard campsite reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation).
  • Customers who cancel a group overnight campsite reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee.
  • Customers who cancel a group day-use facility reservation (picnic shelter) less than 14 days before the arrival date will forfeit the total day-use fee.
  • No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night’s recreation fee for a campsite or forfeit the entire day-use fee for a day-use facility.
  • Applicable fees, including service/cancellation fees and change fees, are non-refundable and subject to change.
  • No refunds for recreation use fees may be made at the campground.
  • Early departures must depart and drop their tag before the checkout time in order to receive a refund for the unused day.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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