I've mentioned before that we live TOO FAR away from the beach. We do have lakes! It has rained too much recently for any lake beach fun though. We usually do our camping at Barren River Lake. I've heard good things about Dale Hollow Lake on the Kentucky -Tennessee border, but we've never been. The drive there and back was some of the most beautiful landscape.
Dale Hollow Dam was the largest dam I've ever seen. The Hoover is on my bucket list. The first dam I've seen made of concrete and not earth. It was very impressive. According to the plaque, this dam cost $29.1 million dollars to build. I found out that a least one town, Willow Grove, is submerged under this vast lake. You can read more about it on the Army Corps of Engineers website here.
On the other side of the dam, the road was very curvy, very wooded. Very beautiful. Roll down the windows and cruise beautiful.
Just twenty minutes south of Dale Hollow Dam is Standing Stone State Park. I'll be honest, I went because I thought there was a big ol' standing stone. There wasn't, but I am so glad that we went!
When we drove up to this lake area, I thought it was just a bridge. A scenic, quiet lake with a beautiful stone bridge.
As quiet as the lake had been I was completely surprised to see that the "bridge" was actually a dam. And a loud one too!
I love these hills.