Non-motorized boats and canoes are welcome on Old Stone Fort State Park’s one-mile long linear lake. A boat ramp is available.
While fishing and paddling are enjoyed by many, swimming is not allowed in the park.
Tennessee Boating Regulations
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. Fishermen can expect catches of bream, crappie, large mouth bass and catfish. A valid TN fishing license is required.
Tennessee Fishing Regulations
The trail around the perimeter of the ancient, 2,000 year old enclosure is 1-1/4 miles in length and is a great way to learn about this historic area. It covers the most dramatic scenery in the park including several waterfalls. The three largest falls - Step Falls, Blue Hole Falls, and Big Falls - run along the trail. There are 2 miles of foot trails beyond the main interpretive trail.
A museum provides interpretation and orientation to the site and is located near the neck of land where the interpretative path begins. This state archaeological park is dedicated to the preservation, protection, study and interpretation of a remarkable surviving example of Tennessee's prehistoric heritage. The museum is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Museum Gift Shop
A Museum Gift Shop offers a wide variety of books on aspects of Native American culture and archaeology.
There are 40 tables with grills, one picnic shelter and centrally located restrooms. The picnic area is located within ¼ mile of the museum and Old Stone Fort near the fork of the Duck River.
Programs can be scheduled for school and other groups that provide insight into the significance of Old Stone Fort, the culture or lifestyles of Woodland Indians, and the goals and techniques of archaeology. There are scheduled programs for weekend days during the summer months.