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Can you swim in Tims Ford?

What is under Tims Ford Lake?

The settlement of Awalt was almost completely submerged by Tims Ford Lake. Construction of Tims Ford Dam on the Elk River began in 1966 and was completed in 1970. ... Most people living in Awalt moved into Franklin County or Coffee County after the lake came.

Is Tims Ford Lake Clean?

Tims Ford Reservoir rated “poor” in 2016, similar to previous years. Low dissolved oxygen concentrations in the lower water column and “poor” ratings for bottom life continue to be issues in Tims Ford.

Is Tims Ford pool open?

The Tims Ford swimming pool is closed for the 2021 season. The pool at Tims Ford State Park will remain closed for the 2021 summer season, in the interest of public health and staff safety.

Are there bears at Tims Ford State Park?

The Bear Trace at Tims Ford has been called, "a sight to behold," as it sits on a peninsula formed by the man-made Tims Ford Lake. ... Like its sister courses, The Bear Trace at Tims Ford has received widespread acclaim almost from the day of its opening.

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Why is Tims Ford Lake low?

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) lowers the water levels in it's reservoirs in preparation for winter and spring storms. Usually beginning around October the water levels at Tims Ford will start dropping. Normally there is a 13-15 foot difference in summer pool and winter pool.

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What is the deepest part of Tims Ford Lake?

Size and Depth: 10,700 acres with a maximum depth of 150 feet at a summer pool elevation of 888 feet MSL.

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Where is Tims Ford Lake in TN?

Tims Ford Reservoir is on the Elk River in south central Tennessee. It extends 34 miles upstream to the northeast from Tims Ford Dam. Tims Ford's sprawling arms of water are popular with canoeists, kayakers, and anglers.

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What kind of fish are in Tims Ford Lake?

Home of giant crappie and smallmouth bass, Tims Ford Lake is a 10,500-acre reservoir in the south-central part of the state. The lake is also home to catfish, striped bass, largemouth, white bass and numerous sunfish. The area and lake are pretty as a picture and an ideal place for a vacation or weekend fishing trip.

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When was Tims Ford Lake built?

Tims Ford: Facts & Figures

Construction of Tims Ford Dam began in 1966 and was completed in 1970. The dam is 175 feet high and stretches 1,580 feet across the Elk River.

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How many acres is Tim's Ford Lake in Tennessee?

Learn more about Tims Ford State Park. Located on the Tims Ford Reservoir, the 3,546-acre Tims Ford State park sits in the shadows of the Cumberland Plateau in south-central Tennessee.

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How was Tims Ford Lake made?

Tims Ford Lake, from which the park takes its name, was formed by a TVA hydroelectric dam over the Elk River. This dam was completed in 1970. The lake itself is named after an early river crossing.

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Where is Tims Ford State Park in Tennessee?

  • Located on the Tims Ford Reservoir, the 3,546-acre Tims Ford State park sits in the shadows of the Cumberland Plateau in south-central Tennessee. The Tims Ford Lake is considered one of the most picturesque lakes in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast.

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What is Tims Ford Lake known for?

  • The Tims Ford Lake is considered one of the most picturesque lakes in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast. Find a campsite for your next adventure. Tims Ford offers RV, tent and backcountry camp sites. Rent a cabin on Tims Ford Reservoir and enjoy golfing, hiking, paddling and more.

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Are Tennessee state parks open to visitors?

  • Tennessee State Parks are open for day-use visitors and overnight guests. We do provide travel tips and FAQs for those wishing to visit our parks. Please see our Keeping Visitors Healthy page to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

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What can you do in Tims Ford?

  • Find a campsite for your next adventure. Tims Ford offers RV, tent and backcountry camp sites. Rent a cabin on Tims Ford Reservoir and enjoy golfing, hiking, paddling and more. The upcoming events calendar is the perfect place to find festivals, guided trips and more.

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Where is Tims Ford State Park in Tennessee?

Located on the Tims Ford Reservoir, the 3,546-acre Tims Ford State park sits in the shadows of the Cumberland Plateau in south-central Tennessee. The Tims Ford Lake is considered one of the most picturesque lakes in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast.

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What is the conference room at Tims Ford State Park?

Located inside of the Tims Ford State Park Visitor Center is a small conference room. This venue holds approximately 20-30 guests for a meeting, luncheon, or other gathering. The rental comes with tables, chairs, and a podium.

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What is Tims Ford Lake known for?

The Tims Ford Lake is considered one of the most picturesque lakes in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast. Find a campsite for your next adventure. Tims Ford offers RV, tent and backcountry camp sites. Rent a cabin on Tims Ford Reservoir and enjoy golfing, hiking, paddling and more.

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How many cabins are in Tims Ford Park?

The park has 20 rustic, two bedroom, one bath cabins situated on the wooded slopes of Tims Ford Lake. The cabins are equipped with oven, stove, microwave, full size refrigerator, cooking and serving utensils, coffee maker, toaster and linens.

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