Old Stone Fort State Park RV & Campground Guide


The Old Stone Fort State Park is located near Manchester and Melrose Park. This Tennessee state park protects a prehistoric Native American structure, a stone fort that was most likely built between 80 and 550 A.D. during the Middle Woodland period. This structure is the most complex hilltop enclosure found in the South. Today, you can explore this historic prehistoric structure and learn more about its history. 

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Spring 38-61 F
Summer 67-87 F
Fall 47-71 F
Winter 28-46 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Old Stone Fort State Park

RVing is a great way to explore a state park. You never have to worry about hotel or dining reservations, and these comfortable vehicles allow you to have a sense of freedom as you hit the open road. You can find a great RV rental from RVshare. Whether you want a luxury motorhome or budget campervan, the right vehicle is waiting for your next trip.

Old Stone Fort State Park

The campground at Old Stone Fort State Park has been renovated for campers. The modern bathhouse is one of the newest features, and there are 50 campsites with electric and water hookups, picnic tables, grills, and hard surface pads. All the sites can accommodate rigs up to 50 feet in length, and you will find two restroom facilities with showers. The campsites at Old Stone Fort State Park are heavily wooded, and all the spots have plenty of separation between the sites. You can enjoy some quiet time on your trip with these secluded campsites.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: swimming pool and playground

Manchester KOA Campground

If you want to be close to all the action, then you might want to stay at Manchester KOA Campground. There are 39 RV sites with full hookups. This KOA is known for its close location to waterfalls, caves, nature trails, and a natural bridge. The Manchester KOA Campground has even won numerous awards, including the TN ARVC Campground of the Year. Like most KOA campgrounds, you can enjoy numerous amenities, such as a camping kitchen, mini-golf course, and fishing pond. The nightly rates start at $35.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: hot tub, swimming pool, and cable TV

Cedar Point Park

Located near the Normandy TVA Reservoir, Cedar Point Park is a grassy camp nestled in a quiet environment. The beautiful rolling hills and farmlands make the perfect backdrop for relaxing on your trip. You will find a small general store, boat launch, and day-use area within the park. The pavilion is also available to rent, and there are 53 RV campsites that offer water and electric hookups. You can expect to pay $27 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: firewood for sale

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What to Do at
Old Stone Fort State Park

Inside Old Stone Fort State Park

If you want to explore, make sure to follow the main hiking trail. This pathway heads towards the Old Stone Fort's wall, and it is the perfect way to see the beautiful scenery and interpretive panels near the historic structure. You might even see a waterfall on your journey. Besides hiking, visitors can enjoy fishing for largemouth bass, bream, or catfish in the streams. For those bird enthusiasts, you might get a chance to see a northern parula or red-eyed vireo. 

Outside Old Stone Fort State Park

If you are looking to get out of the state park, Manchester is the largest city near Old Stone Fort. You can find plenty of shopping and dining opportunities throughout the area. In addition to that, there are a few attractions that you will want to explore on your next trip. 


Jiffy Burger

If you are in the mood for burgers, make sure to stop by Jiffy Burger. This Manchester restaurant is known for its bacon cheeseburger and Jiffy fries. If you are hungry, you might want to order a platter with chicken, burger meat, or barbecue. There are also salads and sandwiches on the menu. You can complement your meal with a side of onion rings or tater tots.

Type: American

Location: 1001 Hillsboro Boulevard, Manchester, TN 37355

Freddie's Restaurant

This locally owned restaurant claims to have the best chicken wings in the area. If you want to judge them for yourself, these chicken wings are offered in a wide range of spices and sauces. The menu at Freddie's Restaurant also features fresh oysters, steak sandwiches, shrimp cocktails, and burgers. This spot is a great location for those who want a delicious meal.

Type: American

Location: 1946 McArthur Street, Manchester, TN 37355

J&G Pizza and Steak House

If you want a great stop for pizza and steak, then make sure to visit J&G Pizza and Steak House. From steak to pizza, there is a wide range of items on the menu, including options at the fresh salad bar. This pizza and steak restaurant is also a favorite stop for local residents.

Type: Pizza

Location: 520 McMinnville Highway, Manchester, TN 37355


Food Lion

During your trip, you might want to visit a grocery store to stock up. Food Lion offers a wide range of products. You can grab a quick snack in the frozen food aisle or pick up some meat and produce for a healthy meal. If you need any household goods, you can find them at this location.

Location: 944 Hillsboro Boulevard, Manchester, TN 37355

Spring Street Market

Spring Street Market is a perfect place to grab a few necessary items. The selection is not huge, but you can find bread, milk, and snack foods. This grocery store also offers fresh meats at the butcher counter. You can even find a few grab-and-go items in this store. 

Location: 801 South Spring Street, Manchester, TN 37355

Save A Lot

This discount grocery store is an excellent place to buy groceries for your vacation. You can find fresh fruits, vegetables, and quality meats. If you want to pick up some supplies for a picnic lunch, make sure to visit the deli or bakery at this Save A Lot location.

Location: 1224 Hillsboro Boulevard, Manchester, TN 37355


Manchester Arts Center

This public art museum was once used as a theater. Today, the Manchester Arts Center serves the local community and hosts the Teen Actors Guild and Wee Actors Guild. These groups put on shows throughout the year. You can also view the exhibits and art galleries at this location. The Manchester Arts Center even offers visual arts programs for adults and children.

Location: 128 East Main Street, Manchester, TN 37355

Arrowheads/Aerospace Cultural Center

If you want to learn about the local history, then make sure to visit Arrowheads/Aerospace Cultural Center. At the museum, you can see scale replicas of colonial and pioneer buildings, as well as local Indian artifacts and Civil War documents. This museum also focuses on the local textile and agricultural history. Along with that, there are several antique collections at this museum, including spinning looms, dishware, and dolls. You also might want to check out the running Lionel trains, toys, and rocking horses.

Location: 24 Campground Road, Manchester, TN 37355

Beans Creek Winery

Wine fans will not want to miss out on a trip to Beans Creek Winery, which opened its doors in 2004. Today, nine local families operate it. Beans Creek Winery has an extensive list of award-winning wines made from Tennessee grapes. During the summer, the winery presents the Grape Jam Music Series with local musicians. You can even grab a bite to eat at this event. If you are curious about the wine-making process, Beans Creek Winery also offers tours.

Location: 426 Ragsdale Road, Manchester, TN 37355

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How to Get to
Old Stone Fort State Park

If you are traveling from Nashville, you want to follow the signs for Interstate 24. It will take about an hour to reach Old Stone Fort State Park. When you reach exit 105, take a right and follow the sign for U.S. 41. Keep right and stay on U.S. 41/Murfreesboro Highway. Follow the road for about 4.5 miles until you reach Stone Fort Drive. Make a right, and then follow the signs into the state park. 

Entering Old Stone Fort State Park

The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

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