Tims Ford Lake

Tims Ford Lake

Park Information

Located in southern Middle Tennessee between the towns of Lynchburg and Winchester, Tims Ford Lake is more than 34 miles long and has 10,600 surface acres at normal summer water levels.

TVA completed Tims Ford Dam and Lake on the Elk River in 1970 for power generation and flood control. The lake collects rainfall from a 529-square-mile watershed.

Principal fish species are crappie, largemouth bass, sunfish, channel catfish, and blue catfish.

Agency Name:

Tennessee Valley Authority


From Chattanooga, go west on I-24 and take exit 134. Go west on Highway 41A to Winchester, TN. Take Highway 50 west or Highway 130 north and watch for signs.

Geographic Location

Contact Info

Elk-Duck Watershed Team

P.O. Box 1010


Muscle Shoals, AL


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