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Tims Ford State Park

570 Tims Ford Drive   Winchester, TN 37398

931-962-1184

1-888-TNPARKS

Website: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/timsford/index.html

We liked the Tims Ford Campground alot.  The sites were mostly shaded with paved roads and pads.  The campground and bathhouses were clean.  The sites also had fire rings and tent pads.  Our only complaints were that the sites tended to be on the short side and this park does not take reservations.  The pop-up fit on the site just fine (about 20 ft opened up) .  A few of the sites were large enough to hold the bus (sites # 1, 2, 7, 8, 22,23,32,35 might hold our bus).  The sites were fairly level also.  According to the campground personel, this campground fills up during the summer.  But thins out after school starts (with the exception of Labour Day).  While we probabl;y won't come here during the summer, this will be a good park for winter camping.  Be careful of the deer in the park.  They are very plentiful and have no fear of either humans or vehicles.

Fairview Devil's Step Campground (Open April 1st to October 31st) is mostly for monthly rentals.  Sites 40 - 48 have asphalt pads (we think Sites 41-44 will handle the 40 ft bus).  Some other suitable sites are 31-38 and 74-85.  Only part of these sites have gravel pads.  Some are just grass.  Sites 50 - 61 are along the lake and the ground looks like it may be on the soft side.  The sites are more open and the entire campground is not as wooded (with the exception of the monthly rental loop). 

Holiday - Nashville Travel Park

2572 Music Valley Drive  Nashville, TN 37214

Website: www.holidaypark.citysearch.com

e-mail: cometohntp@hotmail.com

This was a nice campground.  Has a fair amount of trees for shade.  The roads are paved (old) with Chattahoochee gravel on top.  The sites are somewhat close but the other two campgrounds on the same road seem to be as close if not closer.  There are no fire rings, so no fires are permitted.  Also no clotheslines are to be attached to the trees (we string ours from the poles of our EZ-up canopy).  We stayed in our old popup (www.freewebs.com/schinskeapache site has more pics of campground in the photo album).  The electrical service is 30 amp so if you run 20 amp you will need an adapter (we always carry an adapter).  The electrical/CATV/sewer connections are by the road.  Because we stayed in the pop-up and pulled it up to stay in the shade most of the day, we were a little far from the hook-ups.  Our 28 ft electrical cord just barely made it to the pole but we ran short with the 25 ft CATV cable.  We had to splice another short cable on to reach.   The bathhouses were very clean as well as the laundry room.  The washer & dryer that I used worked well and were clean.  It is a drive to get to the closest grocery store (Krogers) but not too far.  There are several restaurants close by (including our standby "Cracker Barrel").  A Camping World is just down the road if you need anything.  The Camp store is well stocked.  The noise from Briley Parkway wasn't bad considering how close we were to it.  During the summer months, they have nightly entertainment (7-9 pm CST).  We would stay here again if in the area.

 

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