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Operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, this National Fish Hatchery (NFH) is one of many serving a vital role in the management of our country’s fishery resources. Dale Hollow NFH was established to mitigate for fishery resources which were lost due to the construction of federal water development projects in the Southeast. This is accomplished by stocking rainbow, brown, lake, and brook trout in waters impacted by federal dams. Stocking trout in public waters supports a significant recreational fishery which generates a substantial amount of economic activity for local and regional economies. This facility is also involved in the conservation of imperiled, freshwater, non-game fishes

   Visiting Hours:      7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Daily  931-243-2443  

 Free fishing day at Dale Hollow Lake  

Originally, Dale Hollow's mission was to mitigate the impact of Federal water development projects in Tennessee and Kentucky by providing rainbow trout to affected lakes, rivers, and streams. With the  construction of Wolf  Creek National Fish Hatchery in Jamestown, Kentucky in 1975, its mission changed. Today, Dale Hollow is primarily responsible for providing rainbow trout, along with some brown trout and lake trout to affected Federal waters in Tennessee. Some rainbow trout are released into Federal waters in Alabama and Georgia. Annual distribution averages 300,000 pounds per year 


Directions To Hatchery 
From I-40 take Baxter/Gainesboro exit to Gainesboro on Highway 56 (runs  into Highway 53) through Gainesboro 20 miles North to Celina, 2 miles North of Celina turn right onto Dale Hollow Dam Road, turn right onto Fish Hatchery Road. 

  Species Produced  

Rainbow, Brown and Lake Trout


Hard work goes into putting out  300,000 pounds of fish every year.  

  itional Information

Please direct question and comments, via E-Mail or telephone, to:

Andrew Currie
Hatchery Manager
Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery
50 Fish Hatchery Road
Celina, TN 38551

Phone: 931-243-2443
Fax: 931-243-3962

email: r4fr_dhtn@fws.gov
web address: http://www.fws.gov/~r4eao/nfhdh.html 

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