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Learn About Tims Ford Lake

Tims Ford Lake is a reservoir run by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in southern middle Tennessee.


The Tims Ford Lake dam and reservoir was built by TVA in 1971 years after its creation in 1933.  In the mid 1900's, TVA purchased  over one million acres of land for the creation of 34 reservoirs in five of the seven states in the Tennessee Valley region.    

The Tims Ford Lake drove further growth and enabling a variety of businesses and activities to thrive.  Today, the 10,700 acre Tims Ford Lake with over 250 miles of shoreline, is a recreation and fishing haven along with providing a multitude of opportunities in the area.  See below for more details about the Lake Area.

Tims Ford Lake at Sunset
Tims Ford Lake at Sunset

Beautiful Tims Ford Lake

The Tims Ford Lake traffic is the busiest during the summer months when local schools are out. This is typically late-May to mid-July.  Here's a photo of Tims Ford Lake in the evening in August.  

To learn more see Tims Ford Lake Questions Answered

Things To Do By Tims Ford Lake

There are many things to do on and by Tims Ford Lake including boating, hiking, touring through the unique cities, visiting museums, and more.  See our article on Things to do in the Tims Ford Lake Area and information about Tims Ford State Park or even finding a boat rental

Things to Do

Things to do on Tims Ford Lake
Things to do on or by Tims Ford Lake

Tims Ford Lake Restaurants

Restaurants in the Tims Ford Lake Area

There are over a hundred restaurants in the Tims Ford Lake Area. There are quite a few individually owned restaurants that are very unique, and very tasty. You can even find restaurants that are right on the lake. THis includes Lynchburg TN restaurants, Tullahoma Restaurants, and Winchester TN restaurants.

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Tims Ford Lake Events Calendar

We have a community-wide event calendar for family friendly events in the Tims Ford Lake Area. This includes festivals, shows, music, fireworks, and more.

Event Calendar

Tims Ford Lake Calendar

Awalt Grocery Store under Tims Ford Lake

History of the Tims Ford Lake Area

We have multiple articles about the history of the Tims Ford Lake Area.  This includes details and history of the Tims Ford Lake Dam,  Tims Ford State Park, details on the town of Awalt (which is now under the lake), Hundred Oaks Castle, and more.

There are even many points of interested under Tims Ford Lake

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What Cities Surround Tims Ford Lake?

There are five cities directly surrounding Tims Ford Lake .  These include Lynchburg TN, Decherd, Estill Springs, Winchester TN, and Tullahoma. Learn more about these cities.

Lynchburg TN

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Find Tims Ford Lake Area Businesses

There are well over a thousand businesses in the Tims Ford Lake area.  Are you looking for a certain type of business like a plumber, landscaper, or general contractor?  Or a hair salon or a massage. Search for any business in the area.

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Details about Tims Ford Lake

Tennessee Valley Authority The TVA, or Tennessee Valley Authority, was established in 1933 as one of President Roosevelt’s Depression-era New Deal programs, providing jobs and electricity to the rural Tennessee River Valley, an area that spans seven states in the South. The TVA was envisioned as a federally-owned electric utility and regional economic development agency. It still exists today as the nation’s largest public power provider. 

Tims Ford Lake Dam was built by the TVA from 1966 to 1970, stands 175 feet high and 1580 feet long at its crest, and impounds the Elk River for an average of 36 megawatts of hydroelectric power. The reservoir has a flood storage capacity of 219,600 acre-feet.  Learn more about the Tims Ford Lake Dam here

Lake Levels:  The Tims Ford Lake level varies about 15 feet in a normal year with the "summer pool" at 888 feet above sea level and 873 feet ASL during the winter months.  Details on the current water level can be seen on the TVA website for Tims Ford Lake.  And the lake level forecast / plan can be seen on the Tims Ford Lake Operating Guide.

Size:  Tims Ford Lake comprises 16.72 square miles (10,700 acres) and 265 miles of shoreline.  The lake is approximately 34 miles long

Surrounding Cities:  Tims Ford Lake is surrounded by five cities.  Lynchburg TN, Winchester TN, Estill Springs, Tullahoma, and Decherd TN.

Learn more about Tims Ford Lake in our article, Tims Ford Lake Questions Answered

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