Tims Ford State Park RV & Campground Guide


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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Spring 35-80 F
Summer 62-89 F
Fall 35-83 F
Winter 26-53 F
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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. 

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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.

Tims Ford State Park Entry fee

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

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tims Ford State Park

Is Tims Ford State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Yes, several areas of Tims Ford State Park are accessible. Not only are select campsites accessible, but the laundry rooms, bathhouses, picnic areas, meeting areas and walking trail are, too.

Are pets allowed at Tims Ford State Park?

Yes, pets are allowed in all Tennessee State Parks. However, the pets must be properly leashed and under control at all times, and owners are expected to clean up after them.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Tims Ford State Park?

Deer, opossum, turkey, raccoons and waterfowl abound in Tims Ford State Park. The park also attracts plenty of fishermen. The area has an excellent population of striped bass and white bass as well as crappie, catfish, sunfish and more.

What is the climate of Tims Ford State Park?

Tims Ford State Park sees all four seasons—just like the rest of the state. Summers can get up into the 90s, and winters, though short, can dip down below the 20s.

What is the best time of year to visit Tims Ford State Park?

Spring and autumn are the most temperate times to visit the park. Not only is the climate more moderate, but there are fewer crowds during those off-seasons. You can also catch migrating birds at these times.