Campgrounds in the Manchester, Tennessee area

Campgrounds in the Manchester, Tennessee area
The town of Manchester is located on the southwestern fringe of central Tennessee, and offers a range of outdoor activities to campers as well as a mix of public and private campgrounds to choose from. The area around Manchester was the setting for the Civil War's late 1863 Tullahoma Campaign, and though there is not battlefield park, there are plenty of sites of historical interest. The town is also next door to Normandy Reservoir, with its opportunities for boating and fishing.

Manchester KOA

Located on the southern outskirts of town just off Interstate 24, the Manchester KOA offers that chain's typical mix of tent camping, RV sites and rental "kabins." It has a pair of separate, wooded areas for tent campers along the outer edge of the property. One is on the banks of Hickory Flat Creek, and the other is next to the KOA's private fishing pond. Its camping facilities include a camp store with LP gas and firewood sales, a shower house and coin laundry, and a public kitchen. Other amenities at the "kampground" include courts for horseshoes and basketball, outdoor cinema, dog-walking areas, swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, free Wi-Fi access and a playground.

Manchester KOA
586 Kampground Road
Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 728-9777
koa.com/where/tn/42102/

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

This 876-acre park protects a Native American mound-builder archaeological site. The park's campground offers 51 sites, but these are not especially tent-friendly as it has hard-surface (but not gravel or paved) pads. If you plan to pitch your tent here, plan ahead and bring extra padding for your tent floor. For outdoor activities, the park has some hiking trails and fishing access to both the main course of the Duck River and a pair of its forks.

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
732 Stone Fort Drive
Manchester, TN 37355
(931) 723-5073
state.tn.us/environment/parks/OldStoneFort/

Barton Springs Campground

Located on the nearby Normandy Reservoir, the Barton Springs campground is a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) recreational facility and located about 8 miles south of Manchester on the south shores of the reservoir. It offers campers a mix of tent and RV sites, and the amenities there include a shower house, picnic tables and a lake beach with swimming area. There is also a boat ramp at Barton Springs, and the reservoir offers campers fishing opportunities.

Barton Springs Campground
158 Barton Springs Road
Normandy, TN 37360
(931) 857-9222
tva.gov/river/recreation/pdf/normandy_rec_matrix.pdf

Cedar Point Campground

Cedar Point is the other campground on Normandy Reservoir. It is also a TVA facility and is situated on the reservoirs north shore. It is similar to Barton Springs in terms of its features and facilities. There is a mix of RV and tent sites there, as well as a shower house, boat ramp, picnic tables and a swimming beach.

Cedar Point Campground
Cedar Point Road
Normandy, TN 37360
(931) 202-4860
tva.gov/river/recreation/pdf/normandy_rec_matrix.pdf

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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