Long before the construction of Tims Ford Dam on the headwaters of the Elk River, the area was used extensively by the Indians as a hunting and fishing territory. Archaeological excavations uncovered numerous artifacts and occupational sites, indicating that man had occupied the area as much as 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. The park has almost 5 miles of paved trails that allow the hiker and cyclist to explore the natural surroundings of Tims Ford Lake. The park has 20 beautiful cabins situated on the wooded slopes. Lakeview Marina is a leased operation at Tims Ford State Park that provides equipment and supplies for boating and fishing, a boat launching ramp and dock. The Marina also includes a snack bar, bait shop and fish-cleaning area.