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“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.” Acts 4:32
Pictured left to right, Kelly Coleman, Jim and Diann Evans, Beth and Frank Walters. Plas Darren Oliver photos
ucked deep within the Highland Rim Mountains of Tennessee on the shores of Dale Hollow Lake sits a unique hamlet of sorts. Though only three families inhabit the land, its hospitality is known throughout the lake. It’s a favorite stop for family and friends who often arrive by houseboat, beach towels and guitars in tow. Others arrive by golfcart, having made the one-mile treck from the marina. They gather at the property’s focal point—the Pavilion, as it’s affectionately known—for food and fellowship, while a campfire provides the perfect visual backdrop for the music that fills the air.
THIS IS WILLOW ACRES! Its roots that trace back forty years, and those who’ve been there from the beginning have been witnesses to, and instruments of, the metamorphasis that’s taken place.
Jim Evans, who owns one of the three homes, shared how it all began. By Beth Underwood
“In 1981, as the Shell family was acquiring Willow Grove Resort, the Army Corps of Engineers decided it was time for about two dozen trailer homes to be relocated off the marina site,” he said, adding that by 1982, nine mobile homes were relocated to six half-acre lots and were
ready for use. “From the outset these families shared a common septic system, property taxes, mowing, and a single water well.” In 1984, the homes gained access to city water, and the families constructed the Pavilion as the centerpiece for the community, which included a covered picnic area and fireplace. Despite the noted improvements, ownership at Willow Acres dwindled as the years ticked by, ultimately leaving only three families at Willow Acres: Jim and Diann Evans, Frank and Beth Walters, and Kelly Coleman. At that point, the three families decided to make some changes. In 2006, the first of three permanent homes was constructed, followed quickly by the other two. Next came improvements to the Pavilion in 2007—a new tile floor, ceiling fans, and an outdoor kitchen. A storage shed was added in 2008, to provide a central location for maintenance equipment. For onlookers, it may appear they’ve found a piece of paradise at Willow Acres—and in many ways, they have. But all of them agree that maintaining this home away from home doesn’t just happen on its own. There’s a lot of work, give-andtake, and sacrifices to be made to keep things running smoothly. And although the families don’t have an official HOA, each has an integral part to play, even if unofficially. “When the land under your homes is owned jointly by you and your partners, you learn to communicate and cooperate,” Evans said. “(For example) Frank Walters is a super chef. The gals are great on preparing sides and making every meal special. (I’m) the cleanup guy and somewhat of a maintenance man, (and) Kelly Coleman is great social director.” Far from being burdensome chores, their shared responsibilities become a labor of love that afford them more time with each other and their guests, as well as more time to enjoy the pristine waters of Dale Hollow Lake. “We really believe we are living according to the Book of Acts, in that we share with each other for the common good of the group,”
Evans said. “By having shared responsibilities, no one person accepts the burden of all that is necessary to keep a second home and grounds in decent shape.” Because they’ve built such a strong foundation—both physically on the grounds of Willow Acres and relationally with each other— the Pavilion and homes that surround it have become a cherished getaway for friends and extended family, and members of their church. The grounds also connect guests to the natural beauty of the area. “We have quick access to hiking trails and shore line from our homes and especially enjoy hiking the Lee Douglas Dunn Accordion Bluff Hiking trail that connects Willow Grove to Lily Dale,” he said. In the 15 years since the first home was built, the group has shared countless memories and “too many family get-togethers to count.” “We have hosted many Church groups and retreats,” Evans said. “(We’ve watched the Coleman and Walters) kids’ grow, from learning how to swim and ski to overnight sleepovers to weddings and now grandbabies.” And, of course, there’s the lake itself. “We are strong supporters of the Friends of Dale Hollow Lake and do what we can to help keep the area around the marina, campground, and trails clean and maintained.” This means taking part in clean-up days and other lake beautification projects—made possible by their close proximity to the lake and the temperate climate in the area. Logistics also mean the families are able to make use of the homes throughout the year, whether at the Fourth of July in the middle of summer or at Christmastime in the heart of winter. And while the temptation to live at the lake fulltime may surface occassionally—and the Colemans tried it at one point— all have come to agree that turning the homes into permanent residences could spoil the fondness for their special retreat. Darren and Pat Oliver, who often stop by Willow Acres, agree that the grounds offer a
special place to gather. “Our dear friends have accommodated us with nightly stays so many times. They always make us feel welcome and part of the family at the Pavilion,” Darren said. “Words can’t express how much I appreciate everything they do for me and my family.” The families of Willow Acres are happy to extend that hospitality to others who may be cruising around on the lake. “The folks at Willow Acres invite you to stop by the Pavilion if you are in the area,” Evans said. “You might even be lucky enough to catch us during a barbecue or seafood boil.”
Walters lake home.
WILLOW ACRES TIMELINE 1981: The Army Corps of Engineers relocates a number of privately-owned trailers from the Willow Grove Resort and Marina site to an adjacent parcel of land known as Willow Acres. 1982: Nine relocated mobile homes are ready for use. Families own the land collectively and the mobile homes individually. They share a common septic system, property taxes, mowing responsibilities, and use of a single water well. 1984: Willow Acres gains access to city water. The families construct The Pavilion, as it is affectionately known. It begins as a covered picnic area with fireplace. 2006: The first cabin is built on the property. Two more homes quickly follow. 2007: The Pavilion is upgraded to include tile floor, ceiling fans, and an outdoor kitchen. 2021: The Pavilion is a favorite among Dale Hollow regulars.
“Everyone has been so welcoming and kind.” ~ Amber Goldman
“He knows the lake like the back of his paw.” ~ Gaye Hill
Photo courtesy of Amber Goldman
liver Dale was born May 21, 2021. We adopted him on June 19, 2021. He is a micro mini steer. We currently live outside a small town in Southern Illinois. Shortly before adopting Ollie, we found our forever property just outside Byrdstown, which backs up to the Corp across from the jumping cliffs. We had been searching for this property for three years. It was only fitting to name Oliver Dale after the lake we love. Our camper is on the property permanently until we build our homestead. We spend all the time we can there, and Oliver travels back and forth with us. Ollie loves being at our Byrdstown property where he can roam freely, hike with us, and of course go out on the boat! Our pups, Huk and Chewy, go most places with us and always go out on the boat. Ollie and the pups spend most of their time together so it wasn’t a big deal to us to take him on the on the boat and see if he enjoyed it. He quickly found his favorite spot to watch the water and the other boats pass by while cruising the lake. Ollie enjoys ice cream from the Steel Coop at Sunset Marina, salads with extra cucumbers from Mike’s Landing. He even got to hang out with Captain down at Eastport. He is often seen riding in the back of the truck when we run errands around town. We get a chuckle when people say “hey, I saw him at the farm and home store”, along with the local restaurants and gas stations. We have not met a stranger one in the area. Everyone has been so welcoming and kind. We are so blessed to have found our little slice of heaven, and enjoy days on the lake with Oliver and the pups. Best Regards, Amber Goldman & Ted Howard
Photo courtesy of Gaye Hill
haco is a Goldendoodle F1B. We feel that he has more doodle than golden in him, because he doesn’t shed at all. His is about to turn 8-years-old. We live in Cookeville, but spend most of our time at Sunset Marina, so Chaco knows the lake like the back of his paw. He loves to swim, tube, paddle board, and ride on the front of the ski boat. Since I grew up in Celina and spent my time at Cedar Hill and Horse Creek, we travel by boat almost every weekend from one end of Dale Hollow to the other, stopping by every marina throughout the summer. We’ve noticed that a lot of people recognize Chaco and will yell his name to him. Some even want to take photos with him. He doesn’t know he’s a star, haha. There are actually lots of dogs that say hello to Chaco on Facebook. We love that people really include their pets on their summer vacations. Dogs are family! Chaco always wears his life jacket and his goggles to protect his eyes. and he has lots of water toys, but prefers his one red lobster that we’ve had to sew together many times! He really is a sweetheart and tolerates us dressing him up to fit the occasion! Sincerely, Gaye Hill
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TROOPER ISLAND By Beth Underwood
n an island tucked away in a corner of Dale Hollow Lake, there exists a place where many a childhood dream is made. A place where kids can canoe and fish in the morning and enjoy a game of kickball and swimming in the afternoon. It’s a place where bonds of friendship form as quickly as the cares of the world melt away.
The place? Trooper Island Summer Camp.
BY THE NUMBERS 2022 will mark the camp’s 57th year hosting campers. Some 20,000 kids have attended since the camp’s inception. More than 60 campers have gone on to become state troopers. Each one-week session hosts about 80 campers.
15 Established by former Kentucky State Police (KSP) Director Col. James Bassett, the camp has been hosting underprivileged children, ages 10 through 12, since 1965. To date, roughly 20,000 children have attended the weeklong camp. “(Col. Bassett) wanted a place where kids could get away from all the turmoil in life,” said Tpr. Jonathan Biven, current Trooper Island Camp Director. Campers arrive on the island via ferry, where for the course of a week they leave their troubles on the shore behind them. The first unofficial order of business is to eliminate any misguided view of law enforcement that the kids may harbor, sometimes passed down to them from a parent. In an effort to overcome those misconceptions, which can include resentment and fear, the KSP volunteers leave their uniforms hanging, choosing to wear plain clothes—shorts and t-shirts, for example—for the first few days. The campers forge relationships with each other and the counselors in a variety of activities. Some are skills based—learning to fish and canoe, and practicing archery, for example. Other activities are just plain fun, like swimming and tossing water balloons, or cheering each other on in a game of baseball. And, in keeping with any good camp, there’s the token rite of initiation. “When they catch their first fish, they have to kiss it for good luck,” Bivan said. A few days in comes the turning point, with the Blue Light Ceremony. “We read off all the names of the fallen (KSP officers), and play taps. Then we go to the dining hall, and for the first time, they get to see their counselors and mentors in uniform,” Biven said.
“They’ll say, ‘you mean to tell me that’s the same guy?’” Within a matter of minutes, long-held fears and other misconceptions are replaced with respect and admiration. “It changes the relationship the kids have with law enforcement,” he said. It also sparks a sense of purpose in the hearts of the campers, Biven said, noting that more than 60 former campers have gone on to become Troopers in the camp’s 56-year existence. In fact, current Kentucky State Police Commissioner, Phillip J. Burnett Jr. was one of those campers in 1986 and 87. “Look around you, I’ll say to the kids. Some of you may be standing right here one day,” Biven said. Each summer, Trooper Island hosts eight one-week sessions, with the help of the 16 KSP posts that rotate weeks. Even at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, when organizers were forced to cancel in-person camps, KSP was still able to provide a virtual camp for 325 participants via YouTube. Because there were no age or geographic limits to attend the virtual camp, one 71-year-old grandfather from New Mexico completed the online camp with his grandson. “He’s a lawyer and a pharmacist,” Biven said, “and he said one of his proudest moments was hanging his certificate from Trooper Island on the wall. This year, camp resumed in person. “All in all, our goal is to try to give these kids hope for a better future.“
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A historical look at the old town of Lillydale By Darren Shell
Lillydale School circa
or most of us lake lovers that flock to Dale Hollow, the name Lillydale is most recognized as one of the lake’s beloved campgrounds. The flat land occupying this rich peninsula is ideally suited for the many tents and campers that reside here during summer. Being situated perfectly at the juncture of the old Obey and Wolf Rivers, Lillydale Campground has fantastic panoramic views and wonderful sunsets to dazzle its temporary residents. It’s a place loved by many. But where did the name Lillydale come from? To find the answer to that question, let’s take a step back in time and see what we can see at this special location. In the late 1800s, the juncture of these two rivers was a place of much commerce. Of course, at that time, this lake had not yet been built and the rivers wound gently through the farmed valleys and homesteads. Although much of the surrounding valley was a rough and tumble place, many still made this place their home, here along the winding banks of the Obey and the Wolf River. In fact, the place was known as Mouth of Wolf, because of its juncture with the Obey, here where the mouth of the Wolf began. About that same time, the logging trade had grown into a huge business. Logging men floated massive log rafts down these shores from way up each river back down to Celina, Tennessee, where it dumped into the Cumberland River. Mouth of Wolf was a welcome stop for nearly all of the river’s logging men, and each looked forward to restocking their wares here at the busy little river port. It eventually became a port for riverboats, as well. Colonel Armstrong ran a pier at this spot for the riverboat captains that navigated this shallow stretch of river. They would bring the many necessities wanted by the residents of Logg Mouth ing Y ard a t Lill ydale 1920 s.
21 of Wolf in trade for furs, game, and numerous other items to be sold downstream. This place was equally loved then, too. But where does Lillydale come into play? Well, as the story goes, there were two young ladies that attended school at the Church of Christ building. The large, twostory building housed many local functions such as church, The fi meeting hall, and school. It rst big steel a was a well known building nd wo od brid ge at L recognizable by most who traveled illyda le 193 the rivers and wagon trails near this 6. Our friendly teacher’s little town. Its white clapboard siding welcomed many students and families for words hit home. The people of Mouth of Wolf agreed to change their years. name. They would become Lily Dale. After But back to our little ladies. These a number of different spellings over the two lasses were apparently the pride years, Lillydale hit the maps. And the rest and joy of Mouth of Wolf. They had an is history. inseparable friendship, and one was As most of our lake lovers know, the rarely seen without the other. Where Miss Lily Gilliam roamed, so did Miss Sally lake came along in 1942. The families of Lillydale were forced to move like those Dale. They were friends…through and of Willow Grove, Fox Springs and many through. And Mouth of Wolf liked it that other little communities here on these way. That’s what this story is about. shores. These closely-knit families moved Aside from melting the hearts of this from the homes they loved and gave part community’s townsfolk, these ladies made a strong impression on their school of themselves so many more families could enjoy this special reservoir. They teacher. He often commented to his gave us their home…their Lillydale. friends and family about his affection But there is one more sweet point for these girls and their always-playful of interest in this story I’d like to share and spirited mannerisms. And of course, with the lake lovers of Dale Hollow. they all agreed…he was preaching to the The Miss Sally Dale in our story was a choir! descendant of one Mr. William Dale…the After some time, the school teacher William Dale for which this lake is named. began jokingly referring to the lasses So, not only is this special lake named by one combined name. After all, they were always together! Their name might in his honor, but also by some strange twist of fate, he also played a part in the as well be as inseparable as the girls naming of this wonderful spot in the themselves. He started calling the two middle of his lake. Lily Dale…a simple combination of their But now, old Lillydale is gone with two names. By and by, everyone else began doing the same. And soon, the one only a few traces left behind of what name Lily Dale became synonymous with was once a thriving little town. And the two gals the town had grown to love. although a campground now occupies the farm fields of old Lillydale, I still hear Then, our kind professor had yet the occasional toot of an old steamboat another idea. Why not rename our town? Who likes the sound of whistle. I picture logging men along Mouth of Wolf? Wouldn’t Lily the old river calling to families on shore. Dale sound much better? After But most of all, I hear the harmonizing chuckles of two little girls whose all, what does Lily Dale mean? friendship changed the name of an entire A lily is a beautiful flower. A dale is a placid valley with water. town…the friendship and name that has stood the test of time. And I bet old What could better describe this wonderful valley town better than William is still smiling about it. a valley of flowers? Lily Dale.
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Safe Boating and M
illions of visitors flock to Dale Hollow Lake every year to take advantage of its pristine waters. From swimming and skiing to fishing and wakeboarding, the lake offers activities for all ages. But recreation on the water also brings imminent danger for those who aren’t prepared. Since its construction more than 75 years ago, 143 drowning deaths have occurred on Dale Hollow Lake—in 2021 alone, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District reported 15 drowning deaths. The District includes projects on the Cumberland River system in Tennessee and Kentucky. Each victim had one thing in common: none were wearing life jackets. It’s a number that could be greatly reduced—perhaps eliminated altogether—with the simple use of a life jacket. To that end, BoatUS Foundation established the Life Jacket Loaner Program in 1997, with the mission of putting “more kids in properly fitting life jackets.” In 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers brought the program to Tennessee’s lakes—and Dale Hollow Lake was the first lake in the Nashville District of the Corps to partner with BoatUS as a BoatUS-sponsored loaner site. “The staff at Dale Hollow Lake is very aware of the numbers of visitors each year that come to boat, fish, swim, and enjoy being on or near the water,” said Sondra Carmen, Park Ranger. “Even one death to drowning is too many. Knowing that life jackets, when properly worn, do save lives, we wanted to make acquiring a life jacket convenient and easy.” The Life Jacket Loaner Program is simple and straightforward. Visit a participating site—including one of the five participating sites on Dale Hollow Lake—fill out some basic information, get fitted with the appropriate size, and hit the water with peace of mind. “Coast Guard approved life jackets are now being manufactured for improved comfort and versatility, making it easier and safer to wear one,” she added. “When we first partnered with the BoatUS Foundation, we had two locations offering free life jacket loaning in children’s sizes only. Today we have six (two at Obey River) loaner locations and provide life jackets for infants, child, youth, and adult.” After your outing or vacation is over, simply return the life jacket to the issuing site. And if you’ve forgotten where it came from, that information is provided on an attached tag. Even for those who already own life jackets, it’s still important to make sure each family member’s life jacket fits properly. When in doubt, consult a park ranger or visit the BoatUS website at BoatUS.com/foundation for tips on proper use and fit. “Visitors to the lake often arrive leaving their life jacket behind or upon arrival realize their children have outgrown the previous year’s vest,” Carmen said. “We have found that offering free life jackets for loan is very much appreciated by our visitors.” So much so that In its 15-year existence at Dale Hollow Lake, the Corps has loaned 4,119 life jackets to Dale Hollow Lake visitors through 2019 (the program was suspended in 2020 due to Covid-19). “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is committed to ensuring that visitors to our lake have a safe and enjoyable experience,” Carmen said. “We are committed to emphasizing the importance of water safety. The life jacket loaner stations are just one of the many ways we reach out to educate and inform regarding the importance of life jacket wear. By offering a free loaner life jacket, and encouraging everyone to wear one, it is our desire to reduce or eliminate needless drowning related fatalities.”
By Beth Underwood
29 Learn to swim. Always swim with a buddy. Swim in designated areas. Don’t rely on beach toys; they are not designed to save lives. Never dive or jump into waters. Wear a life jacket if you can’t swim or if you are just learning to swim. Know your boat; each boat has its own purpose. Make sure you use your boat properly. Always wear a life jacket while riding on a boat. Don’t go on the boat if the operator has been drinking alcohol: Booze and boats just don’t mix! Ride a Personal Watercraft only with an experienced adult driver. Don’t stand while a small boat is moving. Don’t sit on the gunwales or bow of a moving boat. Know your state’s laws governing boating and fishing LIFE JACKETS FLOAT—YOU DON’T! Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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TURTLES by Beth Underwood
This mama turtle was recently spotted near a playground/ picnic area by Pauline Trusty while on a day trip with her family. “After I saw she was laying eggs, we backed off and waited nearby until she was done to make sure no one else disturbed her,” she said. “It was pretty neat to watch!”
wandering turtle is a fairly common site around Dale Hollow Lake and the Upper Cumberlands of Tennessee. Initially, it may be tempting to pick it up, and perhaps even create an indoor habitat for the tortoise, especially if the turtle is spotted by a child. But according to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), if you spot a turtle roaming your property, chances are good that turtle is a female— and the best course of action is simple: leave it alone. The turtle is likely looking for a place to lay her eggs. And not just any old spot will do. According to TWRA, the female turtle will, “sniff, rub her face in the soil, and then finally start digging a hole,” before laying what’s called a clutch of eggs in turtle terms. “After the turtle has finished laying her eggs, she will cover the eggs with soil and mound it up,” the TWRA adds. Rather than sticking around for the birth though, the female leaves the nest once the eggs have been laid, and doesn’t return. TWRA reminds landowners and visitors that turtle embryos are extremely fragile, and handling them can be lethal to the babies, underscoring the need for caution when coming upon a nest. “Depending on the species that laid the eggs, it will take anywhere from 50-120 days for the eggs to hatch,” according to TWRA. The species will also determine the number of eggs laid as well as their shape and color. The good news is that turtles have been laying eggs for more than 200 million years, indicating that nature is on their side.
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TIPS FOR HELPING OUT TURTLE HATCHLINGS Courtesy of National Wildlife Federation (NWF.org)
1. Baby turtles make easy prey for a whole variety of predators from raccoons and skunks to crows and even bullfrogs. For terrestrial species such as box turtles, wood turtles, gopher tortoises and desert tortoises, make sure your garden has plenty of vegetation to give baby turtles adequate cover.
Build a brush pile as hiding places both for adult and hatchling turtles.
Sink a shallow dish into the garden soil as a place where young turtles can soak and get a quick drink. A birdbath placed directly on the ground, or even the drainage dish from a flower pot work great. Just make sure the sides aren’t too vertical or turtles can climb in and not out. Adding some pebbles to create a “shallow end” or a piece of tree bark to act as an exit platform are good ideas.
If you’re lucky enough to live adjacent to a pond, lake, river, or other wetland inhabited by aquatic turtle species such as painted, spotted, snapping, mud, musk, map, yellow-bellied and red-bellied turtles, the various slider, softshell and cooter species, or even the diamondback terrapin that lives in brackish coastal wetlands, be sure to provide plenty of aquatic vegetation in and around the water to give young of these species hiding places.
5. Keep your cat indoors. The shell of a baby turtle is no match for the sharp teeth of a domestic cat.
Look before you mow! Do a quick scan of your lawn area before starting the engine to look for baby (or adult) turtles and other small wildlife that cannot outrun your mower. The extra effort will be worth it to avoid a wildlife disaster under the mower blades.
Don’t use pesticides. These might hurt baby turtles directly, or kill off the insects and other invertebrates that make up a large portion of the diet of many species when they are hatchlings. Visit www.tn.gov/twra to learn more about turtles in Tennessee.
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bey and River are two of our resident eagles here at Dale Hollow Lake. Their nest fell during a storm and went out of commission somewhere between April 29, 2020 and May 3, 2020. The eagles and eaglets have been seen since the accident, which is great news. The new nest was spotted by two of our eagle experts, Marty Wininger and Keisha Howell, who have great cameras and great eyes. We are not sure how many eggs were laid in the 2021 season, but we know two eaglets ﬂedged (DH12 and DH13). (Eggs/Eaglets are named by the order they are laid, starting with DH1 in 2017, the first year the camera was installed.) All eaglets are named, even if they do not survive. The 2022 season will start with DH14. The new cam was installed in early August 2021. It is live-streamed on TwinLakes TV, channel 955, and is also streamed on our YouTube channel, Dale Hollow Eagle Camera. Be sure to subscribe to our channel to view all the videos. Screen shot from Dale Hollow Lake Youtube Channel.
The body of an eagle is made for
Signs that a mama eagle is about to
flying and for catching prey. To do these things, the body must be lightweight and very strong. To make their bodies lighter in weight, eagles have hollow bones. In some places, there are braces inside the bones to make them stronger. But many parts of the bones have nothing inside them but air. As incredible as it may seem, the entire skeleton of a Bald Eagle weighs only a little more than half a pound.
lay eggs include: intensified breathing, sometimes with rhythmic opening and closing of the beak. Head is drawn in and body feathers are fluffed out. The tail is kept horizontal or elevated. Then the tip of the tail starts making nodding movements with rhythmic depressions of the rump. These movements are almost invisible to see to begin with, but increase in strength over time and end with a sudden elevation of the rump that marks the moment of egg-laying.
in Commission after 2020 Storm By Darlene Neeley
Millicent Archer Eagle photos on Dale Hollow Lake Dale Hollow Lake Marina Association in cooperation with the Friends of Dale Hollow Lake and Twin Lakes Telephone Cooprative are proud to bring you the eagle cam. Thanks to all supporters! dalehollowlakeonline.com friendsofdalehollowlake.com daleholloweaglecam.net
THE BALD EAGLE (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle
Protection Act (Eagle Act) and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The MBTA and the Eagle Act protect bald eagles from a variety of harmful actions and impacts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service developed these National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines to advise landowners, land managers, and others who share public and private lands with bald eagles when and under what circumstances the protective provisions of the Eagle Act may apply to their activities. A variety of human activities can potentially interfere with bald eagles, affecting their ability to forage, nest, roost, breed, or raise young. The Guidelines are intended to help people minimize such impacts to bald eagles, particularly where they may constitute “disturbance,” which is prohibited by the Eagle Act.
Photo courtesy Rachel Whitworth
ne of the stories we often hear repeated is generations of families who enjoy everything Dale Hollow Lake has to offer. Parents visit with their kids, who grow up and visit with their kids, and so on it goes.
From left: Roman Whitworth, Gabriel Whitworth, Henry St. John, and Lennox Gruwell.
Such looks to one day be the case for a Yorktown, Indiana, family, who began frequenting Dale Hollow Lake several years ago. As is often the case, the area quickly became a family tradition and favorite getaway—especially for the four cousins pictured above. As the boys discovered, there’s no shortage of things to do, Roman Whitworth enjoys the great outdoors and said, “I love coming to Dale Hollow to camp and get ice cream from the Marinas!” His cousins love the adventure. “I love jumping off the boat!” said Henry St. John, who was echoed by fellow cousin Lennox Gruwell. “I love jumping off the boat and going down the slide on the boat!” he said. Cousin (and Roman’s brother) Gabriel Whitworth summarized best how many of us feel about the lake: “Dale Hollow is my favorite day!”
I love coming to Dale Hollow to camp and get ice cream from the Marinas! ~ Roman Whitworth
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Effective July 1, 2021, Tennessee lawmakers increased penalties for Boating Under the Influence (BUI). Conviction for operating under the influence will result in fines of up to $2,500 on the first offense, $2,500 on the second offense and $5,000 for the third offense. A jail sentence of 11 months and 29 days may also be imposed for any conviction and operating privileges may be Kentucky’s life jacket laws state that all boats must carry a U.S. Coast Guard-approved, Type I, suspended from one to ten years. Additional federal II, or III life jacket for each passenger on board. Boats penalties may also be charged. Source: TWRA that are 16 feet in length and greater, excluding canoes and kayaks, must also carry one, Type IV throwable flotation device (such as a life ring).
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Entrepreneurs Tom and Deb Maker are making dreams come true by breathing new life into houseboats at Dale Hollow Lake, giving customers the opportunity to enter the world of houseboating or upgrade with an affordable ‘like-new’ houseboat.
om and Deb Maker’s entry into flipping houseboats can be traced back nearly 40 years to their first visit to Dale Hollow Lake in 1986. Although residents of Colorado at the time, the Makers fell in love with houseboating and all things Dale Hollow Lake. It all started when friends of Deb’s parents, Don and Patty Fiscus, saw an advertisement for Cedar Hill Resort at Dale Hollow Lake in Tennessee in Better Homes & Gardens magazine in the early 80s. The Fiscus’ invited Deb’s parents, Al and Jane Woodcock, for a no-children, no-pet getaway. The Fiscus’ and Deb’s parents made the nearly 800-mile trek from Pennsylvania to Tennessee and
loved it, returning to Dale Hollow Lake every summer since. After Tom and Deb were married in 1986, they joined their folks and their friends annually for these adult-only trips to Dale Hollow Lake. For the first 27 years, the group rented houseboats from Cedar Hill Resort and then from Sunset Marina. Over the years, the annual trip would draw anywhere from 7 to 20 people and those who attended would travel from many parts of the country. Last year, they came in from Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. This summer will be the Maker’s 36th year to connect with this group at Dale Hollow Lake. In 2000, the Makers moved from
Colorado to Florida where they worked their way to building a successful, highend custom home audio manufacturing business selling their products around the world. In 2008, they sold their business, bought a motorhome, and with their new puppy Buddy in tow, they headed north. “We wanted to buy a houseboat of our own to spend half of the year at Dale Hollow Lake and the other half in Florida,” they recalled. “We spent a couple of years traveling in our RV and enjoying our houseboat on Dale Hollow Lake in the summers.” The Maker’s first boat was a 16’ x 60’ Sumerset featured at the Louisville Boat Show in 2009. They took it to Dale Hollow
Makers by Peggy Georgi
Lake and moored it at Dale Hollow State Park & Marina. This boat, Dream Maker, is still on the lake and in its original slip. During this time, these self-made, hands-on, entrepreneurs were adding to their strong toolkit of skills in the local marine industry. Their natural ability for troubleshooting, problem solving, and doing it yourself was a part of their day-today lives long before HGTV made home renovations and house flipping a national pastime. Tom was skilled in electronics, engineering, and design. Deb, with natural artistic ability, spent years in the retail and management industry. Together, they knew how things should work, could fix about anything with vision, efficiency, and a designer’s touch all while saving a lot of money in the process. Tom easily transitioned into designing and selling hydraulic swim platforms and aftermarket thruster systems, while Deb took care of most of the behind-thescenes support activities and keeping the projects on track, at, or under budget, and moving forward while enjoying their first houseboat. They also had their sights set on a custom-built houseboat and were working on their own design. Having used Majestic Yachts to
fabricate custom aluminum orders for various projects over the past several years, Maker reached out to the owners about building a new houseboat for them. The recession essentially sunk the houseboat manufacturing industry in Kentucky, but Majestic Yachts survived by shifting to offsite repair and onsite restoration services after orders dried up. “In fact,” noted Maker, “the company had not built a new houseboat for a couple of years prior to ours. We presented our design for a 20’ x 86’ boat. I was hoping they would look at my plan and could build it from my specs and they said, ‘sure!’” “We wanted to be a part of the build process as much as possible,” continued Maker, with just a few years into houseboat ownership under his belt. With a skeleton crew, construction on the hull of their new boat began in December 2013. The Makers were hoping to be involved with the build along the way. But it turned out better than they could have imagined. The Makers were invited to park their motorcoach next to the Columbia, Kentucky facility, and that’s where they stayed for the next six months. Continued on Page 44
Tom and Deb Maker’s
Favorite Lake Recipe Tom and Deb Maker serve this crowd-pleasing favorite when at their annual Dale Hollow Lake gatherings. Zucchini Cobbler with Oatmeal Crumble Topping (Mock apple cobbler) • 8 cups (4-6 med sized, peeled, and sliced zucchini to resemble apple slices) • 1/2 cup lemon juice • 1/2 stick grass fed butter • 1 cup organic sugar or 1/2 cup honey • 1 T ground cinnamon • 1 tsp ground nutmeg • 1/2 cup cranberries or raisins • 1 cup chopped walnuts In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir zucchini, lemon juice, and butter until zucchini is slightly tender, 5-10 min. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and cook one minute more. Remove from heat and put in greased 9 x13 inch baking dish. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Oatmeal Crumble Topping • 3 cups oats • 1 cup almond flour (or GF or reg flour) • 2 cups organic sugar • 1 1/2 cups butter, chilled and chopped • 1 T ground cinnamon
The Epic Adventure is the Maker’s first custom-built houseboat featuring 3 levels, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, propane appliances with 2 fireplaces, a bonus room, large walk-in pantry, and 6 ft. hydraulic swim platform. It was completed in 2014 at Majestic Yachts in Columbia, KY. Courtesy photo.
In a large bowl, combine oats flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in butter with two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spread over zucchini mix. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until top is golden. Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!
Buddy Maker, who turns 16 this year, catches a little shut eye when he can. Being a constant companion and supervisor in the Maker’s RV and Houseboat adventures can be exhausting!
“We felt if we could be involved in the process, we could build a high-quality boat for less and we did,” they recalled. “We were welcomed to be a part of the team early on, rolled up our sleeves, and jumped right in,” they continued. “We were able to build a nearly $600,000 boat for under $500,000 by being involved in all aspects of the houseboat’s construction, from doing some of the work ourselves to seeking competitive bids from local contractors, since most of the in-house staff and those traditional contractors had left for other employment with the downturn in the boat manufacturing industry. Part of our interest in being involved was to see if we could reduce the overall costs of building a custom houseboat. The other part was determining if an entry level boat could be built for between $200,000 to $250,000. At the end of the day, our boat, Epic Adventure, featured in Houseboat Magazine, came out better than we could have expected with a learning experience that was as amazing as it was invaluable.” The Makers credit the owners of Majestic Yachts, Jim Hadley (1959 - 2020), Bill Padgett, and Mitchell Higgenbotham, who took a risk and thought outside the box for this special build. This also resulted in a special friendship between the Makers and these three industry veteran owners. While Majestic Yachts survived the 2008 economic downfall, which shuttered most of the big boat manufacturers in Kentucky, they would ultimately close their doors in 2015, and
Deb Maker’s parents, Jan and Al Woodcock, are pictured on one of their first houseboat vacations at Dale Hollow Lake in the mid-1980s.
be among the last of the major players in Kentucky to do so. “Our neighbor at the dock really liked Epic Adventure and offered to trade his for ours along with paying the cash difference between the two because his was older and smaller,” recalled the Makers. They liked the idea and made the swap. Epic Adventure, the Maker’s second boat and first custom build, is still in its original slip. “As we were working on upgrading the boat we traded for Epic Adventure, we had an a-ha moment,” recalled Deb. “It was at this time we thought we should get serious about flipping a houseboat or two a season because we seemed to have a knack for it and enjoyed the challenges.” Beginning in 2015, they started taking their passion to the next level, living aboard the boats as they refurbished them during the summer and fall while they were at Dale Hollow Lake, then researching for their next summer flip when they wintered in Florida. When it comes to the flip, it all starts with the right boat. The Makers have a checklist of criteria a houseboat must meet before they purchase it, including brand, year, size, overall condition, and location (ideally boat is located within a day’s drive due to transportation costs). “We look at just about any boat made by Sumerset, Funtime, Sailabration, Lakeview, Jamestowner, and Fantasy that is 1997 or newer and 16’ x 80’ or smaller,” explained Maker, who has brought in boats from Alabama, Georgia, and Lake
Al Woodcock (Deb Maker’s father) and Tom and Deb Maker on one of their first houseboat trips to Dale Hollow Lake in the mid-1980s.
Cumberland. “We focus on a handful of brands because we are familiar with their construction inside and out and there isn’t too much we can’t address ourselves on these brands from the hull to the roof.” “Most items that need repaired or upgraded we can do ourselves,” continued Deb. “From mechanical, electrical, and plumbing to flooring, custom decorating, upholstering, and a little bit of everything else in between. For the items that aren’t necessarily their bailiwick, they reach out to their strong network of professionals, cultivated over the years, for these services. The Maker’s humble beginnings in flipping houseboats began at Dale Hollow State Park Marina. As their business grew, so did their needs to access specialty services. Today, the Makers work almost exclusively from Willow Grove Marina & Resort because of the marina’s highly skilled mechanic, marine diagnostic services and repair, parts, cleaning and waxing services among of few. “We really appreciate the staff and the many people we’ve met through our association at both marinas who we now call friends,” they noted. The end goal is to ensure each boat is aesthetically pleasing, mechanically sound, and meets all safety requirements and codes. “In fact, Maker pointed out, “we take a big interest in the safety aspect of every boat we have refurbished. We have found that about 80 percent of the boats we have worked on had electrical issues that were never correct from day
one – from leaking electrical current into the water to just having bad wiring coming from the manufacturer that was never addressed or corrected by the owner(s) for myriad of reasons.” Being able to do so much of the work themselves, the Makers typically have a buyer under contract nearly as soon as word gets out that they are about to start work on a new boat. They have earned a reputation in the area for their workmanship, attention to detail, and ability to provide a renovated vessel that is mechanically sound, looks and feels new, and is competitively priced where they can make a few bucks as well. All 12 houseboats that the Makers have owned and/or flipped are moored at Dale Hollow Lake. There are six at Dale Hollow State Park Marina & Resort, two at Sulphur Creek, three at Willow Grove Marina, and one at Star Point. Most of their boats have
sold for more than the cost if they were purchased new. Deb even wrote a short story to help her remember the names of all the boats they have flipped (see insert). These high school sweethearts, who are good friends and even better business partners, have no plans of slowing down anytime soon. They credit their success to a shared vision, complementary skill set, mutual respect, and admiration. They also have a strong work ethic, an undaunted drive to take advantage of opportunities that come their way, and most of all, they aren’t afraid of taking a few risks, which so far, have paid off. For the Makers, they say they love the challenges and end result of each flip as much as they do seeing the excitement of each new owner taking the helm as they drive off into their own houseboat adventures at Dale Hollow Lake.
The Dale Hollow Lake crew pictured at one of their annual low country boils (l-r): Tom Maker, Mark Rogerson, Kathy Jordan, Kathie Fine, Barb and Mark Murfin, George Jordan, Don Fiscus, Kathie Rogerson, Patty Fiscus, Jane and Al Woodcock, Deb Maker, Lou Fine, and Brian Murfin. While the group has changed from time to time over the past 39 years, the 13 individuals pictured (less Kathy and George Jordan who are local friends) have been the group that stuck together and frequented (between 20 and 36 years) these summer getaways, along with the two original couples (the Fiscus and Woodcock families) the most often. Courtesy photo.
I am so glad to be spending my life with my dream maker and our
Our Boat Story by Deb Maker
furry friend buddy on this epic adventure. Sometime we didn’t have twenty cents to our names, but that never mattered to us. We found that change was good, so we were always on to our next adventure, whether it be in the north at our beloved Dale Hollow Lake or having a southern adventure in Southwest Florida. All the while, we fly the Stars and Stripes and to this day are patriots. So never be afraid to leave a message in case we are on a dock holiday doing anchor management. We will get back to you soon or catch you at the next stop. We will get back to you soon, or catch you at the next stop. We hope to stay young at heart together and forever.
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ATTENTION ALL SHUTTERBUGS!
The Corps of Engineers at Dale Hollow Lake invites you to enter your pictures in our photo contest! As you are out enjoying the lake, be sure to have your camera handy to capture the fun and memories of your visit, the beauty only Dale Hollow can offer, and anything else that shows why you love it here!
Family Fun: TJ Wells - Alexandria, KY
Boating & Water Safety: Sonya Garrett - Jamestown, TN
Submit your digital photographs by following the Contest Rules available at: https://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/Locations/Lakes/ Dale-Hollow-Lake/Photo-Contest/ Flora & Fauna: Anita Jenkins - Kodak, TN
2021 PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS!
Recreation: Shauna Stawicki - Monroe, TN
Scenic: Mary Lynn Fenwick - Bardstown, KY General: Rachel Whitworth - Yorktown, IN
Hunters & Anglers: Shauna Stawicki - Monroe, TN
Fall, Winter, Spring Scenic: Kevin Barnett - Burkesville, KY
Dale Hollow Lake Marina Association
Dale Hollow Lake Marina Association is a nonprofit association established to promote Dale Hollow Lake. Our members are comprised of each marina owner/ operator listed on this page. Associate members include our advertisers that participate in this Visitors Guide. The Association is comprised of 10 marinas located around Dale Hollow Lake. We band together and work in conjunction to make sure that all local and tourist visitors to our amazing home have the best possible experience. Dale Hollow Lake isn’t simply a job for us, it’s a tradition. While we serve you, we also spend our free time fishing, boating, camping, and enjoying lake life. No one knows this lake better, and we strive to make your experience the best you’ve ever had.
DALE HOLLOW MARINA 440 Dale Hollow Boat Dock Road Celina, TN 38551 931.243.2211 Cell: 931.704.5264 www.dalehollowmarina.com Marina Radio Channel: None
EAST PORT MARINA & RESORT 5652 East Port Road Alpine, TN 38543 931.879.7511 www.eastport.info Marina Radio Channel: 71
HENDRICKS CREEK RESORT
945 Hendricks Creek Road Burkesville, KY 42717 888.321.4000 www.hendrickscreekresort.com Marina Radio Channel: 16
HORSE CREEK DOCK & RESORT
1150 Horse Creek Road Celina, TN 38551 800.545.2595 www.horsecreek-resort.com Marina Radio Channel: 66
. 1943 ESTMARINA MITCHELL CREEK 1260 Livingston Boat Dock Rd. Allons, TN 38541 866.533.1842 www.mitchellcreekmarina.com Marina Radio Channel: 22
STAR POINT RESORT 4490 Star Point Road Byrdstown, TN 38549 866.STAR.PNT www.starpointresort.com Marina Radio Channel: 16
SULPHUR CREEK RESORT 3622 Sulphur Creek Road Burkesville, KY 42717 270.433.7272 www.sulphurcreek.com Marina Radio Channel: 14
SUNSET MARINA & RESORT
2040 Sunset Dock Road Monroe, TN 38573 931.864.3146 www.sunsetmarina.com Marina Radio Channel: 68
WILLOW GROVE RESORT
11045 Willow Grove Hwy. Allons, TN 38541 931.823.6616 www.willowgrove.com Marina Radio Channel: 74
WOLF RIVER RESORT & MARINA 6703 Wolf River Dock Road Albany, KY 42602 800.922.2459 www.wolf-river.com Marina Radio Channel: 16
Scholarships Providing Scholarships Since 2015.
WHO Can Apply Scholarships are open to all graduating high school seniors, with a second scholarship open to all graduation seniors on the fishing team. All applicants must be from one of the counties listed below: CUMBERLAND CO., KY, CLINTON CO., KY, CLAY CO., TN, PICKETT CO., TN OR OVERTON CO., TN
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIOR $500.00 SCHOLARSHIP
10 total scholarships 2 in each County
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIOR ON THE FISHING TEAM $500.00 SCHOLARSHIP
How to apply for the Scholarship! Application Process: Candidate must submit application form, two letters of recommendation, essay as described below and supporting materials (GPA, essay, and letters) to their Guidance Counselor. Qualiﬁcations: • GPA: 3.0 or higher on 4.0 scales. • Candidate must be a high school graduating senior. • Candidate must display and provide confirmation of good work ethics, school attendance, civic and extracurricular activities, and leadership skills. Candidate must provide a minimum 500 word essay detailing their past job responsibilities and their future goals as they relate to their college course of study. Method of Payment: By check to recipient and college after proof of enrollment is provided to Dale Hollow Lake Marina Association. Awards Process: Candidate chosen will be awarded their scholarship during their graduation ceremony or when deemed appropriate per each school. Return of Application: Students: Applications may be picked up and returned to your school’s guidance counselor no later than the April 15th deadline. Please include a senior photo in your packet. Guidance Counselors: Mail to: Hendricks Creek Resort Attn: Patty Brendel 945 Hendricks Creek Road Burkesville, KY 42717 Scan & Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax to: (270) 433-5692 Winning candidates agree that the Dale Hollow Lake Marina Association may post their photo in the annual Dale Hollow Lake Explorer magazine.
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Marina Radio Channel: 17
Marina Radio Channel: 16
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Each year by April 15th
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