Donaldson Park

Celina, Tennessee

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Donaldson Park is day use area located within the city limits of Celina, Tennessee, next to the Obey River Tailwater. It is a part of Cordell Hull Lake but is managed by Dale Hollow Lake. A variety of recreational activities abound, including boating, fishing and picnicking. Click here for a virtual tour of the Cordell Hull Lake facilities.


Fishing is a very popular activity on the Obey River, which is stocked with nearly 60,000 rainbow trout annually. Brown and brook trout are stocked as well. The park offers many amenities for visitors. A boat ramp, playground, fitness trail, marble yard and volleyball, basketball and tennis courts are all found on-site.


Two accessible picnic shelters with electric hookups are available for reservation at Donaldson Park. Flush toilets and drinking water are also provided.

Natural Features

The park is made up of broad, grassy areas surrounded by large shade trees. An abundance of wildlife can be seen in the area, including white-tailed deer, bald eagles and the occasional beaver.

Nearby Attractions

The National Rolley Hole Marble Championship and Festival is held in nearby Standing Stone State Park. This traditional marbles contest draws some of the country's best to a tournament where players match wit and skills with special flint spheres on a smooth dirt surface. The festival includes games for kids, marble making, tournament play, demonstrations, music and food.

Charges & Cancellations

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