Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
4.5
Historic Sites • State Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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This historic Native American site is perfect for history and archaeology buffs. There is also a museum and theater to offer multiple tools to learn about the history behind this site. There are also a few hiking trails in this 400 acre space. More information on this park and many more can be found at the TN State Parks website.
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Benjamin
Chipley, FL145 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
We visited the park with extended family when we wanted to get out of the house on a summer afternoon. We enjoyed the hiking trail with tons of shade so we stayed comfortable. We loved the waterfalls along the trail too. When you're tired of being in the city and need to spend some time outside on a warm day, this park is a good choice.
Written June 19, 2021
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BeenTo7Continents
Des Plaines, IL226 contributions
Mar 2021
We wore ponchos because we visited the morning they closed schools due to an expected tornado in the afternoon. Due to some of the paths being muddy from the rain we didn't do the whole trail. The parts we did do were beautiful as were the falls. There's a small gift shop on site. There's no cost to enter the park and ample free parking on site.
Written April 14, 2021
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Statdani
Nashville, TN64 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We visited for the first time. A small museum has a gift shop and restroom. Restrooms were clean. Parking is not great. We went on July 4th, and would recommend going early. We arrived by 10 AM, and when we left at noon, folks were struggling to find parking. Great park with relatively easy (by natural area standards) hikes/walks. A little more strenuous to get to the water, but worth the effort. Easy to wade above the waterfalls. We did not walk the entire park due to time, but we will return when it is not a holiday. I recommend the $2 map as it gives trail distances.
Written July 4, 2021
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marfita
Greenwood, SC388 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Easily found, has small museum and gift shop. You can stroll the interior perimeter or take your chances with the tree roots (but lovely shade and impressive view of the earthworks) around the outside. Side trips take you down to the rivers or of views of the waterfalls. With my gamey leg, it tested my limits but a young person should have no trouble.
Written September 28, 2022
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Cody C
Welling, OK3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Fairly good camping experience. Trails were nice and well marked, some good waterfall areas! The campsites were nice, we enjoyed the fire pits and camp tables being located behind the parking area for your camper. The camper parking is pretty tight we did not have room to open the canopy due to trees, and the sites are all pretty close together.
Written October 2, 2022
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Audrey H
Lafayette, TN300 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
We were just here for the trails and waterfalls and had a great day. We did not go through the museum as we had a toddler and we were there to walk. The trail around is approximately 1.5 miles but with our extras and veering off to see all the waterfalls, we walked 2 miles. The trails are pretty flat but many roots and rocks make the paths uneven.
Written June 2, 2020
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Jeff P
St. Marys, GA342 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
The original settlers knew a special setting when they found it. Ancient Native Americans made this a sacred place for ceremonies thousands of years ago. It still offers fantastic scenery and waterfall after waterfall during the short (under three miles, even with side trails to the river bank) hike. Easy walking trail and a few more rustic trails along the river. Really a beautiful quick hike.
Written February 11, 2021
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dclaireprince
Memphis, TN44 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We took a ranger led hike. So incredibly interesting!!! Beautiful scenery, incredible history, nice little museum, very helpful rangers. We went with 3 little boys ages 7-8 and they loved it too!
Written January 19, 2020
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Chris H
Glasgow, KY203 contributions
Jul 2020
A good short easy trail with several rewarding cascades and waterfalls. The small gift shop/visitor center is worth a quick look. The Indian walls / ruins are interesting. Limited parking was a monster to deal with but keeps the crowds down too. It's a good day trip.
Written June 9, 2021
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lonewulf44
Springville, IN268 contributions
Jun 2021
Wow, what a lovely little park and a great place for a solid visit, or especially for a day trip. I wish we could have stayed a lot longer and I plan on returning but for the entire day. A nice trail circles the park core land, and a nice visitor center provides changing, air conditioning break, restrooms, and information at the entrance. But the main attraction is the water, the rushing waters on each side with beautiful cascades and rock elevations changing throughout. These provide waterfalls, water pools, shallow, fast moving, slow moving, shaded, and in the sunshine. Great for all ages, all times of day, and pretty easy access once you get from the trail ledges. About my only complaint is there is not a truly easy point of entry sometimes but man is it worth it. Me and my family WILL return.
Written August 4, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM