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Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

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Manchester, Tennessee, 37355

+1 888-867-2757
Old Stone Fort State Park

About Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

From the State website:  The main hiking trail follows the wall of Old Stone Fort which was used by the Native Americans as a ceremonial gathering place. The trail threads through dramatic scenery where you can see the original entrance of the fort which was designed to face the exact spot on the horizon where the sun rises during the summer solstice. Visitors can learn about the Old Stone Fort on this hike with twelve interpretive panels as well as enjoying the areas graceful waterfalls.  Once you make it to this waterfall, you can walk / swim to just behind an opening and sit on a ledge behind the falls. Its a wonderful feeling.

Old Stone Fort Old Stone Fort Archeological Area

Is There Alot of Parking at Old Stone Fort?

Unfortunately, parking at Old Stone Fort is very limited and parking in prohibited areas is strictly enforced.  The best thing to do is arrive during non high-demand times to ensure you have a parking spot.

When Did Old Stone Fort Become A Park?

 In 1966, the state of Tennessee purchased 400 acres of the Chumbley estate as the core of what is now Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park.

Can I Swim at Old Stone Fort?

Yes, there is a stream that runs along much of the perimeter of the park.  There are numerous small waterfalls and mini-swimming holes at the bottom of the waterfalls.  As always, make sure you use judgement on where to walk and swim.

Old Stone Fort Waterfall

How Many Hiking Trails are at Old Stone Fort?

There are four great trails around Old Stone Fort.  The shortest is just under two miles while the longest is approximately 3.5 miles.  These all wander through the park, some by the stream and other through hills and trees. All hikes are generally easy to slightly moderate.  The trail map pictured here is also downloadable in the brochures area.

Old Stone Fort Trail Map

Can I Camp at Old Stone Fort?

Yes, you can Camp at Old Stone Fort -- they have 50 campsites with both electrical and water hookups.

Old Stone Fort paved trail

How Far is Old Stone Fort from Tims Ford Lake?

Old Stone Fort is approximately 20 minutes from Tims Ford Lake.

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Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
Phone Number
+1 888-867-2757
732 Stone Fort Dr
Manchester, Tennessee, 37355
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