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Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

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Address: 732 Stone Fort Dr, Manchester, TN 37355-3024
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A 2000-year old American Indian ceremonial site consisting of a natural...

A 2000-year old American Indian ceremonial site consisting of a natural enclosure measuring 1-1/4 miles around.

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Great Hike along a beautiful river

I cannot speak as to the camping, but the hike along the main trail is awesome. The falls are great and it was just long enough to be a "hike", without being too far for children... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Redbone1975
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Parsons, Tennessee
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Parsons, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I cannot speak as to the camping, but the hike along the main trail is awesome. The falls are great and it was just long enough to be a "hike", without being too far for children or "more mature" adults. The trail is narrow with a lot of roots (trip hazard) if that is an issue, but if not; it... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To be fair our visit was in a 35 foot motorhome during a rainy spell. Much of the campground was flooded due to poor drainage. Our site was dry and large but the design of the campsites is not conducive to full size motorhomes, trailers or fivers that have slide outs and awnings. The parking pad while large enough are... More 

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Thank Mike W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time to this state park and we were surprised to learn this is not really a fort. It is a ceremonial gathering place for ancient peoples and American Indians for as far back as 2000 years. It is surrounded by a beautiful flowing river with numerous waterfalls. It has many walking trails and although I didn't... More 

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Thank Delores R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time camping here! The sites are narrow, so if you have awning on your camper choose your site carefully. We had to choose a different site once we got there. Didn't have full hook up, but had our potty cart so no big deal for us. If you love deer this is the place for you!... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The campground has very spacious sites but the pads are rather narrow. Each site has a fire pit, grill and table which were in good shape. Sites are 30 amp with water, no sewer hookup. Fees were reasonable (as all TN parks seem to be) ask for the military discount if you are eligible, it applies part of the year.... More 

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We camped and hiked every trail. The old wall mound is slightly interesting but the museum is nonexistent. There are about 5 miles worth of trails most of which have water falls, which is nice. Also some cliffs. The camping is below average for TN Parks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

great nature walk. camping and getting back to nature. nature trail is along the duck river very relaxing and you can visit the museum on site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Our only disappointment with Old Stone Fort was that we had not discovered it sooner. It was absolutely beautiful. There are several hiking trails; we hiked the outer trail around the archeological site. Most of the hike is up above the Duck River or Little Duck River, giving you a gorgeous view and the peaceful sound of running water. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The state park is full of history, much of which is explained on placards along the trail. Throughout the park there's waterfalls, lots of trees, lush clearings, and rocks. It is beautiful and interesting

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

People, this place is awesome. I will return for another camping trip from Nashville. When I got to the "fort" area, the hiking is easy and the numerous waterfalls and archeological features were stunning. You go back in time and you can almost imagine the Native Peoples at this site performing their rituals and enjoying the peaceful company of other... More 

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