Tims Ford State Park

570 Tims Ford Drive
Winchester, TN - 37398

Type: Parks
(888) 867-2757
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Tims Ford State Park, located in southern Middle Tennessee near Winchester, is a picturesque destination known for its stunning lake views, abundant recreational activities, and serene natural setting. Spanning over 3,500 acres, the park is situated on the shores of Tims Ford Lake, a 10,700-acre reservoir created by the Tims Ford Dam on the Elk River. This scenic park offers a wide range of outdoor activities, making it a popular spot for families, anglers, boaters, and nature enthusiasts.

One of the main attractions of Tims Ford State Park is Tims Ford Lake itself, which is renowned for its excellent fishing opportunities. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish species, including bass, bluegill, and catfish. The park provides several boat ramps and a marina, making it easy for visitors to launch their boats and explore the lake. For those without their boats, the marina offers boat rentals, including pontoon boats, fishing boats, and kayaks. Swimming, water skiing, and paddleboarding are also popular activities on the lake.

In addition to water-based activities, Tims Ford State Park features a variety of land-based recreational options. The park offers over 20 miles of hiking and biking trails that wind through rolling hills, and hardwood forests, and along the scenic lake shoreline. The park's trails vary in difficulty, catering to both casual walkers and more experienced hikers. One notable trail is the Highland Rim Trail, which provides beautiful views of the lake and the surrounding landscape. The park also includes an 18-hole championship golf course, Bear Trace at Tims Ford, designed by Jack Nicklaus, which is known for its challenging layout and stunning views.

Tims Ford State Park provides ample facilities for overnight stays, including modern cabins, RV sites, and tent campsites. The cabins are fully equipped with kitchens, bathrooms, and comfortable living areas, while the campgrounds offer amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, and bathhouses. The park also features picnic areas, playgrounds, and pavilions that can be reserved for group gatherings.

Whether you're looking to relax by the water, explore scenic trails, or enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, Tims Ford State Park offers a delightful retreat in a beautiful natural setting. Its diverse recreational opportunities and tranquil environment make it an ideal destination for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation.

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