Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, TN - State Park

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A family can have a lot of fun in middle Tennessee by going to the Tims Ford State Park in Winchester, TN. This state park is ideal for outdoor fun and has plenty of water to provide your family with all kinds of outdoor activities.

Tims Ford Lake is a man-made reservoir of more than 10,000 acres. Boating is permitted on this long lake and there are boat ramps and docks at the marinas. The Lakeview Marina also has supplies and equipment, as well as a snack bar, a bait shop, and an area for fish cleaning. If you want to have a great way to relax on the water, you can also rent a pontoon boat from the Holiday Landing Resort and Marina, or other boats from the Lakeview Marina.

Many fishermen consider the lake a fishing paradise. In fact, some regard it as being among the best place to go boating and bass fishing in the whole Southeast. Other fish that you can catch include bluegill, catfish, and crappie.

Hiking and bicycle trails are available, too. There are five miles of trails that are shared and these are paved. There is also a picnic area on the lake that has 50 tables and grills, as well as two pavilions, which can be reserved for special events. A recreation hall is also available for rent to groups.

A swimming pool is on the property and has a 12-foot diving pool, a wading pool for children, and a bathhouse. A lifeguard is on duty during pool hours. Other outdoor activities are also available and equipment can be checked out without cost. There are playing fields for such activities as volleyball, basketball, baseball, and horseshoes.

In the warmer summer months, there are programs conducted every day in the park. These are planned by a programmer and anyone can come to any of the events, which includes crafts, games, nature walks, campfires, storytelling, and more. There is no cost to any of these activities. Special programs that teach environmental education can also be made available for groups at any time of the year.

For those who like music, there is a special program called 'Pickin' and Grinnin.' This takes place twice a month on Saturday evenings and goes from 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM. It is also free to attend.

If you want a place to stay while in the area and enjoying the magnificent outdoors at Tims Ford, you can either go camping or RVing at the 52-site campground. It is open year around. Campsites can accommodate RV's up to 35 feet long. Twenty cabins are also available, too. They each have two bedrooms with two double beds in each. Each cabin is fully equipped with cooking and serving essentials, appliances, and linens. Each one also has a gas fireplace, an outdoor balcony, a grill, and a color TV with Dish network.

As you can see, there are many activities for all members of the family. When you come, plan on spending a whole day at the Tims Ford State Park in Winchester, TN. The Park is on the north side of the lake, in the western part.

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