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Tims Ford State Park, Winchester, Tennessee

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Campground name: 

Tims Ford State Park

Date of visit (mo/yr): 

September 2010

Location (city/state): 

Winchester, Tennessee

My Review 

We go tent camping multiple times a year. We started out trying out different places, but have settled on Tim's Ford. The campsites are close to the river and the walking/cycling trails. The rangers and staff are incredibly nice everytime we've visited. The sites are spacious, but drive through and look at each available before settling on one at the ranger station. Some you park above and walk down a small dip so gives a sense of privacy. Each spot has a picnic table, electricity, water pump, fire ring with fold over grill. The tent pads can get cozy, if you have 2 tents, but strategic placement of each will work. Bring a hammer to pound the stakes in as each time the ground has been pretty hard to get them in. Firewood is available at the station for 10-20 bucks per wheelbarrow. Saves on space traveling to the park. Tullahoma city is just roughly 20 minutes away with Kroger Grocery, Walmart, Radio Shack, Lowe's and Big Lots stores. Very handy if you want to wait to get groceries after arranging campsite. If you have pets, may want to get a site that does not have one of the trails alongside the site as they are heavily traveled. Of course you're separated by trees. Most sites already have a clothesline placed, so handy for hanging wet clothes or towels. Best to get a site that is on the outer ring as you have wooded background and some can see the water through the trees. If you get a site on the inner ring, not much scenery around you but trees and other campsites. Closer to the bathhouses though. Both are clean with showers available (no cost), but best to wear shoes. Rangers come through a few times from 5 pm on, don't stop unless they see a new camper or need to. So they don't bother at all. Checkout is 3 pm and checkin is whenever so it makes the day you're going home last longer than most other locations.

How did you camp? 

tent

How did you find out about this campground? 

Tennessee State Parks Web site. Thought we'd try since the park name was same as mine. We'd tried numerous other Tennessee State Parks and hadn't had good luck.

Pros and cons? 

Pros: proximity to I-24 and Tullahoma (because of stores, if you need an item). Cons: none so far.

Nearby attractions? 

Jack Daniel's Distillery.

Would you recommend this to a friend? 

Yes
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