Public to be allowed back inside Dale Hollow Dam for first time since 9/11; Corps to offer free tours next month

CELINA–The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is planning to offer the public free guided tours of Dale Hollow Dam and Power Plant next month for the first time since visitation was restricted after September 11, 2001.

Approximately 45 minutes in length, the tour is scheduled for September 7 beginning at 10 a.m.

Tour size is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and all guests, including minors, are required to submit a request form at least five days prior to the tour and receive confirmation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.

Registered tour participants will be required to check in at the Dale Hollow Power Plant reception area approximately 15 minutes prior to the designated tour time where they will receive a brief introduction prior to beginning the tour.

In addition to the guided power plant tours, Corps Park Rangers will be available from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Resource Manager’s Office to answer questions and conduct a brief presentation on the many benefits that Dale Hollow Lake provides.  Registration is not required for access to the Resource Manager’s Office.

To request a tour registration form and to learn more about the tours’ rules and details, please call the Dale Hollow Lake Resource Manager’s Office at (931) 243-3136, or visit the Dale Hollow Lake website at http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/op/dal/rec/.

The Dale Hollow Power Plant and Dam are located at  540 Dale Hollow Dam Road, Celina, TN  38551.

To see news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the district’s website at www.lrn.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/nashvillecorps.  The public can also visit Dale Hollow Lake’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/dalehollowlake.