|Tims Ford State Park|
Tims Ford Lake from the campground
|Type||Tennessee State Park|
|Location||Franklin County, Tennessee|
TIMS FORD STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:
|Area||2,200 acres (8.9 km2)|
|Operated by||Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation|
Tims Ford State Park, also known as, Tims Ford State Rustic Park, is a state park in Franklin County, in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The 2,200-acre (8.9 km2) state park is situated on the north shore of Tims Ford Lake near the north escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau, about ten miles from the city of Winchester.
Geologically, the park is located in the Highland Rim province, a hilly, slightly dissected area characterized by karst topography and scattered knobs.  Terrain within the park is generally steep, except when approaching the lake shore.
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. 
The park is open year round and is managed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
- "Tennessee Geographic Regions and Descriptions" (PDF). Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- "TVA - Tims Ford". Tennessee Valley Authority. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- "Tims Ford Park Brochure" (PDF). Tennessee State Parks. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- "Tims Ford State Park". Tennessee State Parks. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
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