Tims Ford Lake
This 10,700 acre lake has 250 miles of shorelines, is bordered by 5 cities, and has six islands that are accessible for camping and exploring. It’s optimized and managed for quality bass, striped bass, walleye, and crappie.
Continued management for quality bass, striped bass, walleye, and crappie fishing.
Continued stockings of crappie, striped bass, and walleye.
Annual habitat management and improvements.
The Tims Ford Dam was named from an early ford crossing the Elk River near Winchester. The ford was on or near land owned by Abner Mansfield Tims, an early Franklin County settler. The ford was used until about 1885 when the Tims Ford Bridge was constructed across the river.
The massive dam and reservoir construction program that was undertaken by TVA following its creation in 1933, required the purchase of over one million acres of land for the creation of 34 reservoirs in five of the seven states in the Tennessee Valley region.