Tims Ford State Park

Campground

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Main Campground

Rates: $25 — $27 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Open year-round, the  campground has 52 RV and tent campsites. All sites have 30-amp electric service and water hookups. Four sites also have sewer hookups. A dump station is located at the entrance to the campground for self contained rigs. Two centrally located, heated bathhouses provide hot showers and bathrooms. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring with grill. A playground is located within the campground, and several other playgrounds are located throughout the park. The camp store is open year-round and WiFi is available.

The campsites are limited to six people per site, and one RV and one tent, or two tents per site. Two of the campsites are ADA compliant and are set aside for that reason. Maximum stay is 14 days March through November. Maximum stay is 28 days December, January and February.


Paddle-in Island Sites

Rates: $8 — $12 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Tims Ford has six paddle-in campsites, each one is located on one of the six nearby islands. These are primitive campsites, there are no amenities. You will need to bring what you need in, and carry out. Please practice Leave No Trace.

Click the reserve button to view the backcountry map and see descriptions.


Fairview Campground

Rates: $32 — $35 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

This campground is located eight miles away from the main park. The 82 campsites have 20, 30, 50-amp electrical hookups and water hookups. Sewer hookups are available on 31 sites. A dump station and bathhouse with hot showers are centrally located. Wi-Fi is available. Each site includes a table and fire ring with grill.

Sites 1-18 are auctioned off for the Season (April – September) on the last Friday in March. The other 63 sites, (19-82) are available for daily rental year-round. Maximum stay is 14 days March through November. Maximum stay is 28 days December, January and February.


Turkey Creek Tent Only Primitive Campsites

Rates: $11 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Turkey Creek is located North of the main park. There are 10 tent only, primitive sites. All offer a grassy surface and range from sunny to partial shade. There is no water or electric. Each site is limited to two tents and six people. 

Reservations are required and may be made by calling the park at 931-962-1183.


Evans Loop Backcountry Campsite

Rates: $8 Taxes and fees are not included. Rates subject to change. $5 reservation fee per site is non-refundable.

Located on the Evans Loop Trail, this backcountry campsite is a hike-in site. The hike is approximately six miles. There is no water or electric. Campers will need to carry-in and carry-out all items and trash. To determine your route and mileage, please refer to the park's trail map. Please practice Leave No Trace. This site accommodates two tents/six people.

Reservations for this site are required. Campers will be able to reserve this site online in the future, but for now, please call the park at 931-962-1183.


Policies & Disclaimers

Firewood Policy

Only certified heat treated firewood is allowed to enter the state park. Campfires must be made with heat-treated wood or downed wood collected inside the park, near the campsite. Certified heat-treated wood is available to purchase from concessionaires in many of the campgrounds as well as from vendors in the communities around the park.

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