Willow Grove Marina

11045 Willow Grove Hwy Allons, TN 38541



Welcome to Willow Grove Marina

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Welcome to Willow Grove Dock & Resort. We invite you to stay with us while vacationing on the beautiful Dale Hollow Lake. As you can see, we are located at the center of the lake, giving you quick and easy boating access to the rest of Dale Hollow Lake.

Our full service marina can meet all of your boating needs. We have gas, beer, ice, groceries, ice cream, and other supplies. We also rent wakeboards, tubes, skis and kneeboards!



2015 Events

“Shakes the Lake” Annual Fireworks 


One of the most popular features of our site is our boats and houseboats for sale. Click here to view our current listing and find out how to advertise your watercraft with us for free or you can contact Michael & Kristi Maxwell at 931-261-0701 to list your boat.


Fish Stories…

Dale Hollow Lake is known for its world class fishing opportunities. In fact, the world’s largest recorded Smallmouth Bass was caught out of Dale Hollow Lake! Willow Grove has all the supplies and information you will need to catch the big one. Click on the Fishing tab across the top menu for the current water temperature, fishing reports/advice, photos, and more.

Cabins Overview

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Willow Grove Resort has comfortable, modern one, two and three bedroom cabins. Each is fully equipped with central heat and air. All of our cabins are right on the shoreline of beautiful Dale Hollow Lake. Large families, try our 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom cabin with spacious 21′ x 30′ kitchen/living area. It sleeps 21 people!

Each cabin has Satellite TV and one covered boat slip for your added convenience. Click on a cabin category to the left to view our cabins and request a cabin or check availability.

All Cabins are ON THE SHORELINE and furnished with:

  • Satellite TV
  • Sundeck with Picnic Table and Charcoal Grill
  • Central Heat and Air
  • Bed Linens
  • Electric Range and Refrigerator
  • Cooking and Eating Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • One covered boat slip in front of your cabin, additional boat slips are rarely available – please plan accordingly!

Bring Your Own:

  • Wash cloths
  • Towels
  • Soap
  • And Other Personal Items

Cabin Policy:

  • 2 Night Minimum Reservation in Spring, Fall, and Winter
  • 3 Night Minimum reservation in the Summer
  • Absolutely No Pets or Tents – No Exceptions
  • There will be an additional $8.00 per person per day charge over the stated cabin occupancy!
  • Cabin Deposit – $200.00 security deposit is due within 7 days from making reservation.
  • Total rent plus tax is payable at check-in time, and deposit is returned on departure date when cabin is left Clean and Undamaged.
  • In case of cancellation, Deposits are Refundable Only with 30 Days Notice.
  • Please have your complete payment ready upon arrival.
  • We do not split credit card and cash payments in one transaction.
  • Check-in Time – 2:00 p.m. Arrival Date
  • Check-out Time – 10:00 a.m. Departure Date




About Dale Hollow Lake

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Dale Hollow lies in the Highland Rim section of the northern Tennessee and southern Kentucky, a forested, mountainous region characterized by scattered farming and low population density. This land use in the watershed area is reflected in the high quality of the water in Dale Hollow reservoir. Over the years, Corps personnel have found the water of Dale Hollow lake to be relatively free of sanitary and chemical impurities – making it one of the finest in water quality in the Cumberland basin. The Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with other agencies in Tennessee and Kentucky, is making a continuous effort to insure that the water quality, recreational use and beauty of the lake are not impaired.

The high quality of the water in Dale Hollow reservoir is important to the operation of the fish hatchery just below the dam. The US Fish and Wildlife Service operates the service on 40 acres of land made available by the Corps of Engineers. This is typical of the cooperation between Federal agencies in providing recreational opportunities in the Cumberland basin. Built during the 1960’s the hatchery produces 300,000 pounds of trout each year for Tennessee and the contiguous states. Visitors may recieve further information by calling the Hatchery manager at 931-243-2443.

Dale Hollow Dam History

Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 and the River and Harbor Act of 1946. The project was completed for flood control in 1943. Power generating units of 18,000-kilowatt capacity were added in 1948, 1949, and 1953, providing a total hydroelectric capacity of 54,000 kilowatts. The project was designed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and built by private contractors under the supervision of the Corps. The dam, powerhouse and reservoir are operated by Corps of Engineers personnel under the direction of the Nashville District Engineer.

Dale Hollow Dam is located approximately three miles east of Celina, Tennessee, on the Obey River, 7.3 miles above its confluence with the Cumberland River at river mile 380.9. Dale Hollow Lake covers portions of Clay, Pickett, Overton, and Fentress Counties in TN, and Clinton and Cumberland Counties in KY.





Willow Grove Family

Larry and Shery Shell

Larry and Shery Shell – Owners Since 1982

Darren & Patty Shell

Darren & Patty Shell

Mickey & Lori Ledbetter

Mickey & Lori Ledbetter

Michael & Kristie Maxwell

Michael & Kristie Maxwell



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