The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Dale Hollow Lake charges a day use fee at selected recreation areas: Pleasant Grove Day Use, Lillydale Day Use, and Obey River Day Use. In lieu of the daily vehicle fee, a Corps of Engineers Annual Day Use pass can be purchased. The Corps Annual Pass is honored at all similar day use facilities nationwide at any Corps lake charging a day use fee. It is recommended to phone your selected area before departure to determine fees and passes.
Obey River Park is one authorized location on Dale Hollow Lake to issue online purchases of the Corps Annual Day Use Activity Pass and single day use launch pass. Obey River Park is located approximately 3 miles south of Byrdstown, Tennessee off TN Hwy 111.
All visitors to Dale Hollow Lake must purchase a valid day pass or display annual pass at day use fee sites where required: Pleasant Grove Day Use, Lillydale Day Use, and Obey River Day Use.
If purchasing a Corps of Engineers Annual Day Use Pass in advance, a printed copy of the pass may be displayed on your vehicle until the plastic pass can be obtained.
Exchange online pass receipt at the campground registration center for the plastic annual vehicle hang tag within fourteen (14) days from purchase. Contact the park directly at 931-864-6388 to verify office hours and pass availability. Obey River Campground Office will be open beginning at 10 am April 16 to November 1 2021.
Print out or download the single day pass on your mobile device in advance of your visit. Connectivity may be limited, and the pass must always be available to show when visiting Obey River Park.
When attendant is not present, a printed copy of this pass is required for your vehicle. Fold the printed pass on the dotted line and display it on the dashboard, with the QR code visible, at all times during your visit.
This pass does not guarantee parking availability. Parking outside of designated areas is discouraged and visitors who park illegally may be fined and towed.
For your safety, ensure that all vehicles and valuables are locked and secured.
Golden Age Passport or America the Beautiful Interagency Pass are accepted for entrance.
Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.
Day Use restrooms will be open March 26, 2021 to October 29, 2021
For additional information or to inquire about mail order passes contact the Resource Manager's Office at 931-243-3136. The Corps cannot be responsible for passes lost in the postal mail.