COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Tims Ford State Park

Boating

2020 COVID-19 Update

Most state park boat rental operations will open this summer. Hours and operating procedures will vary by park. Each park will implement additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect park staff and visitors and encourage social distancing. All boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD).


Lake View Marina is a leased operation located inside Tims Ford State Park, that provides pontoon boat rentals as well as a boat launch and courtesy dock. The marina also includes a snack bar, bait shop and fish-cleaning area. There is a small inventory of canoes and kayaks available for rent. Lake View Marina hours are seasonal. They are closed December, January and February. Contact the Marina at 931-967-6711 for more information. 

Holiday Landing Resort and Marina is also a leased operation near Tims Ford about 15-minutes (6 ½ miles) from the park office. They offer a full-service marina with slip rentals, gas, pontoon boat rentals. This is where you will find the famous Blue Gill Grill, a seasonal restaurant. For more information call 931-455-3151.

For an interactive map of river access sites and water trails go to: http://tnvalleywatertrails.org

Starting spring of 2019, Tims Ford State Park will be renting kayaks and canoes from the Fairview Campground. These boats will be available for half-day, full-day, or overnight rentals. For more information, please call the park office at 931-962-1183.