Tims Ford State Park RV & Campground Guide

Tennessee

Sitting on 1,321 acres, Tims Ford State Park is a great place to unwind. Not only is the lake considered one of the most beautiful in all of Tennessee, but it is also a fantastic fishing destination. For those looking for other forms of adventure, you can visit the Lake View Marina for pontoon, kayak, and canoe rentals. Located near the cities of Lynchburg, Fayetteville, and Altamont, Tims Ford State Park is an ideal choice for a nature retreat.

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RV Resorts & Campsites in Tims Ford State Park

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Tims Ford Marina and Resort

Tims Ford Marina is open year-round, along with the famous Hard Dock Cafe. With nearly 11,000 acres of water and almost 300 miles of shorelines, there's an endless supply of sights and sounds to discover. Those looking for adventure would do well to rent one of the many pontoon boats and head out onto the lake. The marina has 30 RV campsites complete with 30- or 50-amp connections. Water and sewer connections are available, along with a bathhouse and washer/dryer facilities. Pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash.

Clearwater Cove RV Resort

Located southeast of Lynchburg, this campground has back-in RV sites starting at $55 and premium sites for $95. Clearwater Cove lives up to its name with thick forests and shining silver rivers. This campsite comes complete with Wi-Fi, a pool, and sewer hookups. Pets are more than welcome as long as they are under 16 pounds and up to date with vaccinations.

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What to Do at
Tims Ford State Park

Inside Tims Ford State Park

While visiting Tims Ford State Park, be sure to head out on the lake for some fishing, or grab a kayak, canoe, or pontoon boat. Those looking to stick to solid ground can go hiking on the scenic Lost Creek Overlook Trail or the challenging Highland Rim Wildflower Trail. For the bird lovers out there, check out Marble Plain Overlook, where you can find all kinds of birds, from herons to bald eagles. 

Outside Tims Ford State Park

When you've had your fill of adventuring in the park, the nearby cities such as Lynchburg and Winchester will provide plenty of opportunities for quality meals and spectacular sights. Set aside a bit of time for shopping, too; these communities are home to establishments that can help you pick up any necessities for your trip, as well as goods to bring back home. 

Restaurants

Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House

At this cozy restaurant, you can order Southern fried chicken, meatloaf, and ribs. Miss Mary Bobo's is known for its desserts, which include pies like fudge, pecan, and oatmeal. Even better, each one is topped off with some Jack Daniels whipped cream.

Type: American

Location: 295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300

Barrel House BBQ

Barrel House BBQ has a wide selection of meals, including loaded BBQ nachos and loaded BBQ baked potatoes. This place is famous for both its half and full racks of ribs.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 105 Mechanic St S, Lynchburg, Tennessee 37352

Southern Perks

If you're in the mood for pizza, be sure to check out Southern Perks. They have everything from calzones to breakfast burritos, salads, sandwiches, soups, and coffee specialties.

Type: American

Location: 10 Short St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8372

John T's BBQ

At John T's BBQ, you can order a plain old hamburger, or you could go for John T's Rodeo Burger, which is topped with bacon and grilled onions. Those in the mood for something different can check out their smoked pulled chicken or smoked beef brisket.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 115 1st Ave NE, Winchester, TN 37398-1698

Bar-B-Que Caboose Cafe

When you have worked up a big appetite, stop by the Bar-B-Que Caboose Cafe and order the BBQ plate. This meal comes with a pulled pork sandwich along with three sides. Also on the menu are hot dogs, jambalaya, and smoked sausage sandwiches.

Type: Barbecue, Southern

Location: 217 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352-8300

Shopping

Creative Florists & Gifts

The place for anything flower-related, Creative Florists & Gifts specializes in sets that will add color to any occasion. Pick up a beautiful bouquet to decorate the RV or to bring home after your trip is done.

Location: 116 South College St, Winchester, TN 37398

Shoe Show Mega Store

The Shoe Show Mega Store is the destination for all kinds of footwear, from crocs and slippers to sneakers and boots. Anyone looking to do some hiking should give this place a visit.

Location: 2647 Decherd Blvd Suite 6, Winchester, TN 37398

Hibbett Sports

At Hibbett Sports, you can find all manner of activewear, including shorts and shoes, to keep you comfortable while at the park. Sneaker fans can also turn to this store to search for the latest basketball models.

Location: 2613 Dechard Blvd, Winchester, TN 37398

Bargain Hunt

When you're in search of cheap, brand name products, Bargain Hunt is worth a visit. This store is a great choice when looking to restock any camping supplies.

Location: 1415 Dinah Shore Blvd, Winchester, TN 37398

Cato Fashions

Cato Fashions is a solid resource for anyone wanting to try out a new style. You can find stylish jeans, shirts, shoes, and dresses here.

Location: 2665 Decherd Blvd, Winchester, TN 37398

Sightseeing

Fall Creek Falls

Fall Creek Falls is one of Tennessee's biggest and most popular parks. Set on almost 30,000 acres of land on Cumberland Plateau, this park is the spot to find gorges, waterfalls, streams, and endless forests. The park's namesake, Fall Creek Falls, is about 260 feet tall, making it one of North America's tallest waterfalls.

Location: 2009 Village Camp Rd, Spencer, TN 38585

Cumberland Mountain State Park

Located on Cumberland Plateau, Cumberland Mountain State Park is one of the largest timbered plateaus in America. The park sits on 1,720 acres of land.

Location: 24 Office Dr, Crossville, TN 38555

Rock Island State Park

Rock Island State Park is still relatively new as it only became a state park in 1969. On its 883 acres, visitors can tour the Rocky River, Collins River, and Caney Fork River.

Location: 82 Beach Rd, Rock Island, TN 3858

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How to Get to
Tims Ford State Park

Tims Ford State Park is located in south-central Tennessee. Head southeast on I-24 E. Take Exit 127 and then merge onto TN-50 W/US 64 and drive toward Winchester for 18 miles. Turn right onto TN-16 N/Rowe Gap Rd. At the traffic circle, take the second exit onto George Fraley Pkway/Joyce Lane and follow it for about 1.5 miles. Go straight onto TN-50 W, turn right onto Mansford Road, and follow for about five miles. Turn left onto Tims Ford Dr. to reach your destination. 

Entering Tims Ford State Park

Tims Ford State Park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for day-use activities.

Entry fee

While no access fee applies, there are fees associated with some park activities.

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