From Nashville, take I-24 E to exit 111 at Manchester. Turn left onto Hwy 55 W into Tullahoma. Turn left onto State Hwy 130 S. Follow Hwy 130 S to Awalt Rd and turn right. Follow Awalt Rd. until it dead ends at Mansford Rd. Turn left onto Mansford Rd. The park entrance is 1.6 miles on the right. ----------- From Chattanooga, take I-24 W to exit 127. Turn left onto Hwy 64, Veterans Memorial By-pass. Turn right onto Mingo Rd. Take Mingo Rd. to a 4-way stop, turn right onto Owl Hollow Rd., then turn left at Hwy 50, then right onto Mansford Rd. The park entrance is 5 miles on the left.
Tims Ford State Park, located on the Tims Ford Reservoir in the rolling hills of southern Middle Tennessee, is an outstanding recreational area and fishing paradise. Long before the construction of Tims Ford Dam on the headwaters of the Elk River, the area was used extensively by the Indians as a hunting and fishing territory. Archaeological excavations uncovered numerous artifacts and occupational sites, indicating that man had occupied the area as much as 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.
The 10,700-acre Tims Ford Lake is one of the most picturesque in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast. The park has more than 16 miles of trails that include two of the longest suspension bridges in the state. The Highland Rim Wildflower Trail includes up to 25 different species of wildflowers. The park is currently building a heritage trail system to interpret the history of the area.
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