Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Tims Ford State Park
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Tims Ford State Park is located in Tennessee
35.222 N
-86.253 W
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19 Reviews of Tims Ford State Park
Great place!

We stayed at the main campground at Tim’s Ford State Park over the 4th of July weekend. The place was packed but it was a great experience. Everyone was nice and friendly, campers and employees.

The best thing about this spot is the lake access for swimming. We stayed at site 37 and the walking trail down to the lake was right next to our site. The trail leads to a great swimming or fishing spot. We will definitely be back!

There’s also a small marina at the state park where you can rent pontoon boats, kayaks, and paddle boards. It’s just a short drive from the main campground.

If you’re into eating out some when you came there’s also two great restaurants near by. The Hard dock Cafe at Tim’s Ford marina and the Blue Gill Grill at Holiday landing both have great food.

Fairview campground

Great campground on the water and spacious sites. Water access at your campsite to swim or kayak. Nice bathhouse, clean facilities. Will definitely be back!

Tim’s Ford ‘’ Fairview’ campground

Tim’s Ford ‘ Fairview’ is very beautiful. Very nice and peaceful. Very nice bathhouses and a friendly staff. It’s not a huge campground so you may want to reserve early.

Clean, well maintained and friendly staff

This is an awesome campsite. Very clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. This was our very first camping trip and had a great time.

Don’t be fooled...

All of the beautiful waterfront photos posted by other reviewers are of “Tims Ford Marina & Resort” not the actual State Park Campground!! The SP campground has TINY campsites that are best suited for tent campers or tiny campers only. We have a tiny camper and most spots would not accommodate us here. Sites 1-4 have sewer. The rest have water/electric only. There are new bathrooms in the park and a nice playground. Lots of trails throughout the park and connected to the campground.


I love this campground and at least stay a weekend every time I’m in TN. I love how close to the city it is and the warm water.

Tim’s Ford

Has some nice sites. Very well shaded. 30 amp only. The park has great hiking trails. Restrooms were clean. Good fishing areas. There are dogs kept inside a fence at the park. Suppose this is at Rangers house. They bark a lot. Very annoying. Never seen this at a state park. Tennessee needs to update this park.

Quiet Park

Got a great site back up to the lake with full hookup. Only advice I have is make sure which campground you are in.They have two one at the main entrance another one is around 4 miles from that main entrance,

Boaters Paradise

We visited this area to fly fish the Ell River which is close. The campground is on Tim’s Ford Lake which is Great Lake for boating. Spacious concrete sites with good WiFi.

One of the nicest state parks in TN

This is a place that I grew up camping with my family, and spent countless days on our pontoon boat or kayaks on Tim's Ford Lake. It's a lovely, quiet campground with a great nature center, hiking trails, playgrounds, a pool, and lake access for boating and swimming.