Drove over to this park today to check out some hiking trails. The trials were beautiful and full of information. The river, falls, and trails were beautiful for a short little hike.
I was very sad to see the campground was closed. The bridge that leads to the campground was blocked by concrete barriers with “Coffee County TDOT” written on them. I wish I had gotten a picture but didn’t think about it at the time.
We almost had the campground to ourselves only one other camper came in close to us. It was so quiet and woodsy. We had deer in our site everyday. We were in site #22 the best site was #21. The drive across the little bridge into the campground is neat going over the river. We had water & electric there is a dump station onsite. We had a paved drive that was about 4" high so when you came down you stairs it was a drop off. It was good to have if it rained a lot but a pain to go in & out the camper.
The museum was neat there's a lot of History there. The campground has a lot of nice hikes in it.
Jiffy Burger is around the corner by far the best burger & fires I ever had, It's loaded with cool antiques, has great service and nice people eating in there. The American Pickers was in there before we were there the owner had a lot of good antiques at his home up the road.
Jack Daniel's Distillery is close buy & so worth doing the tour and tasting. Jack did a lot for the people that worked for him & the town. Near the Jack Daniel's distillery is Lynchburg winery not bad. George Dickel Distillery is close too.
We went antiquing & found the most amazing place called Shelton Lane Antiques. This place is like a little village with a gas station, general store, and all kinds of little buildings. I have never seen such nice antiques. We thought where the heck is this place maybe we passed it or something it's out in the middle of nowhere.
We went kayaking on Fire lake small winding roads really a cool drive. Pretty lake with some islands & inlets. Nice day on the water.
Great camp ground. Been going here for 10 plus years with my family and have never had any problems. Great hiking trails and water falls.
These spots were roomy and well maintained. The museum was very interesting, we learned several new things and our boys earned their Jr Ranger badges. The walk around the mounds were a bit long, however, it was so peaceful. We had several deer cross our path and many of the simply stopped to watch us. We got several pictures of them. The rangers told us that at the end of this season they will be building new shower facilities. We plan on putting this park on our list of future stops!
Very clean, quiet and peaceful. I felt like we had plenty of privacy. Bathrooms and showers were cleaner than walmart. Very well maintained. Hiking was amazing the trails very well doable and fun. Most of all the waterfalls and the crystal clear water was amazing, all our kids loved it and had a great experience.
My son Conner and I stayed at the Old Stone Fort Campground in Manchester, Tennessee on the night of Monday, July 8, 2019. We arrived at the park and were checked in at the museum entrance by the helpful and courteous staff. They really made us feel welcome. The campground setting is dense, lowland hardwood. The sites are very close together, so you will need to love your neighbor as yourself on holidays, or if you need solitude, you may need to go during the week or on non-holiday days. Each site had a water spigot, electrical hookups, an asphalt pad, a fire ring with grill, and a standalone grill. Some sites had a raised, gravel tent pad which would come in very handy on nights when rain’s in the forecast. The bathrooms were old, but they were clean, well stocked, and functioning. Recycling bins were also located near the well lit bathrooms. Trash was picked up in the morning from the campsite, and throughout the day and night rangers and park staff made their scheduled rounds for security. The campground is near the Old Stone Fort which is a stone wall constructed nearly 2,000 by the native people of the Tennessee Valley. Its sacredness is felt as you tour the many waterfalls that surround the campground and archaeological site. There are numerous swimming holes for kids and adults and a non-motorized boat launch near the campgrounds. There is a small museum on site and is free to the public. After the museum tour, you can walk the trails free of charge and see the ancient ruins. If you are going to the campground during the summer, you will need a good DEET based bug spray. For those traveling in RVs, you will need to call ahead and make sure your RV can make it across the one lane bridge that serves as the only entrance to the campground. In addition, it’s worth noting that the campground is near the small town of Manchester. You will hear an occasional siren, but other than that you will feel like you are a thousand miles away from town. I’d suggest driving through the campground and selecting a couple of possible campsites before registering. The three loops are well used, but we enjoyed staying on the main drive. Overall, this is a wonderful campground near a very fascinating archaeological site. The trails and waterfalls make this a great place to visit if only for a day.
Stayed there one night going to and one night coming back from WDW. It was quiet and clean. The spaces are ok, electric only. There is a nice walking trail that takes you by a pretty water fall. It’s a nice leg stretcher after being on road all day. The bathrooms are old but clean.
Came as a tenter. It was awesome that they have the rocky pads because it rained our whole trip and we stayed dry. It was very quiet for us and our site faced the open woods behind us. Hiking was great and rangers were friendly! Definitely recommend.
Old Stone Fork State Park in TN is my idea of good camping. It’s a good family campground too.
No big thrills and tourist attractions. You can”unplug” and pry your kids away from the electronics. Pre-historical sites and the river trail is very technical and scenic. You can stay at the top for an easy hike or crawl down to the river and follow the trail through the tree roots and rocks. There are informational plaques along the way and a small store/museum at the trailhead.
The campground has good shade and space between sites. The usual picnic table and fire ring. A few of the sites can become water logged if there’s a good downpour. Bike riding to explore the park is quite common so watch your speed when driving in.
We stayed here overnight and had a relaxing , quiet time after exploring the river area. It just has that old feel to it, like Duck River has been there forever and will be there long after us.
We love this place! It's close enough to a small town if you need to grab a few things. The sites are level and there are plenty of shade trees to go around. Very quiet at night also. The showers are SUPER clean!!