OLD STONE FORT STATE PARK
This State Archaeological Park is dedicated to the preservation, protection, study and interpretation to the public of this significant survival of ancient culture. The park offers educational and entertaining programs which increase understanding of the Old Stone Fort, archaeology, and Native American cultures.
The Visitor Center and exhibit hall complex includes exhibits relating to the history, archaeology, and legends surrounding the Old Stone Fort and its builders.
The Old Stone Fort is a 2000 year-old American Indian ceremonial site. It consists of mounds and walls that combine with cliffs and rivers to form an enclosure measuring 1-1/4 miles around. The 50-acre hilltop enclosure moundsite is believed to have served as a central ceremonial gathering place for some 500 years.
Phone: 931-723-5075Open 7 days a week, closed on Christmas Day
Old Stone Fort Golf Course is the only 9-hole course within the 8 courses operated by the State of Tennessee. This course was originally built in 1973 and known as the Manchester Country Club before being purchased by the State. The course lays along the pastoral Duck River with mature trees encompassing each hole. The irrigation system was updated and the tees were rebuilt in 1995. Old Stone Fort recently completed a new Golf Shop and opened their new facility in fall 1998.
Hole #5, a 516-yard Par 5, dogleg left is tree-lined on both sides of the fairway with water guarding the green is Old Stone Fort?s Signature hole. The course features 3 holes with water to contend with and hardwoods are found on all 9 holes. This course is a favorite of all those in the area due to the ease of walking and no tee times are required. This is a regular round of golf for lots of folks after a long day of work.
On Site Amenities: Practice Green, Pull Carts, Vending Machines and limited food service.
Tee Time Policy: No tee times required.
Golf Packages: Not available at this site..
There are 51 campsites with water and electrical hookups, grills, picnic tables and hard-surface pads. A dump station is available during the summer months. One of the two restroom facilities includes showers. Campsite are available on a first-come, first-served basis only and the stay limit is two weeks.
A group tent primitive camping area is available for use by scheduled, organized groups only, such as boy scouts.
Camp sites are heavily wooded with separation between the sites. Camping is equally popular by both RV's and tents/pop-ups. While the campground has a remote feel, it is actually within 10 minutes of a variety of restaurants. Also, a Manchester public pool is within one mile of the campground.
For more information call:931-723-5073
Good fishing is available along the scenic course of the Bark Camp and Barren forks of the Duck River, as well as the Duck River itself. A valid TN fishing license is required. Fishermen can expect catches of bream, crappie, large mouth bass and catfish.