Work in Progress - 12/24/06
Dale Hollow Lake straddles the
border of Tennessee and Kentucky and is winter home
to 60 to 100 Bald Eagles each year. The eagles Migrate here from colder, northern states
and Canada where lakes are frequently frozen limiting their access to
their primary food source, fish. The eagles usually arrive starting
in November and stay as late as March.
Eagle Watch 2005 ©
|The number of eagles
and their arrival and departure dates are all, at least partially,
weather dependant. Dale Hollow Lake is also home about 6 year round
Eagle Watch is a great
opportunity for the public to view the wild
Bald Eagles on Dale Hollow Lake. The
US Army Corp of Engineers
organizes the event, provides the barge for the tour, and biologist
and other staff to help spot the eagles and talk to the eagle
watchers. Dale Hollow's Eagle Watch is held on the 3rd and 4th Saturday of
every January. January 21st &
28th 2006 will be the 25th year for Eagle Watch. The barge tours are free, but
advanced reservations are required and can be made after mid-November. The
eagle watching trips depart from two
campground in north of Livingston, Tennessee and Dale Hollow State Resort Park in Kentucky.
For more information contact the Resource Manager's Office at (931)
243-3136, 7am until 4pm CST.
Get free maps of Dale Hollow
Directions to Lillydale from Livingston, TN: Take Hwy 111 to
294 North-Willow Grove Road. Proceed on Willow Grove Rd 13.3 miles.
Turn right onto Lillydale Road and proceed one mile to recreation
Or from Hwy 52 at Allons, TN: Take Old Celina Road 1.5 miles. Right
on Oakley-Allons Road for 5.4 miles. Turn left on 294 N-Willow Grove
Road for 7 miles. Turn right onto Lillydale Road. Proceed one mile
into recreation area. Tours depart from the Lillydale Campground boat ramp.
Hollow Lake State Park:
Directions to Dale Hollow SP: From Burkesville, KY: located
4 miles South on Hwy 61, East on Hwy 449 for 12 miles, South on 1206
for 6 miles. 270 433-7431. Tours depart from the marina