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Big South Fork Lodge and Horse Campground

3605 Leatherwood Ford Rd, Big South Fork, Jamestown,
TN, 38556,
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200+ miles; trail difficulty – beginner to advanced

Address: 3605 Leatherwood Ford Rd Jametown, TN 38556 (See website for directions)
Phone: (931) 879-4230
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://bigsouthforklodge.com/
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/bigsouthforklodge/

Here’s what you need to know:
1. Getting here –mostly wide rural highways, avoid the gorge by coming through allardt.
2. Parking & Trailers – ample parking on gravel pull through and back in lots, shade and sun.
3. Family Friendly – yes
4. Trail Difficulty – beginners to advanced.
5. Trail Info – big south fork trails, large rock formations, caves, streams, sandstone, distant views, wooden bridge, gravel roads.
6. Amenities – showerhouse, restrooms, hay, shavings, firewood, wifi.
7. Events & entertainment – n/a
8. Lodging – 6 furnished rooms.
.9 Hookups – water and electric hookups and dump station.
10. Stalls – 12×12 covered stalls with lights and water.

Contact-Billy and Becky Boyd

Address-3607 Leatherwood Ford Rd Jamestown Tn 38556


Phone-931 879 4230

Name-Big South Fork Lodge and Horse Camp

• Location in relation to Nashville- 115 miles NE

• Day use or campground-both

• Perks- Built in 1986 by the slavens some of the oldest residents of big south fork as a motor lodge

Entrance and Trailering

• Trailering-trailer in on leatherwood ford road (297). Direct access from road. Come through Allardt to avoid Gorge on leatherwood

• Parking- gravel, parking in front of barns

• Town-Jamestown

• Fuel-8 miles

• Ice-yes

• Hay-yes

• Shops-no

• Firewood-yes

• Shavings-yes sawdust free

• Hours-year round

• Rails-yes

• Tables-yes

• Shade- mostly sunny

• Water-yes

• Wifi- Yes

• How many sites-17 (30 amp) 3 (50 amp)and water no sewer but have dump station

• Hookups-yes

• Bathhouses-2

• Lodging-6 in main building 3 beds

• Wash bays-yes

• How many barns-7

• Barn water and lights-yes

• How many stalls-32

• Stall dimensions-12×12

• Highline posts available-no

• Events-no


• How many trailheads- 1-Cumberland Valley across road

• Markings- yes maps available in office and alltrails

• Acres-130,000 bsf, 9 campground

• Miles-200

• Skill level-beginner to advanced

• Footing-sandy, rocky

• Views-

• Shared trails-equestrian hikers

• Wagons-no

Located 115 miles Northeast of Nashville, Big South Fork Lodge and Horse Campground sits adjacent to Big South Fork National Park. Dating back to 1986, the lodge has been said to be the oldest horse campground in the area since its origins as a motor lodge and with new additions in the works it still leads the way in being one of the best places to camp with your horse.

You’ll drive in on Leatherwood Ford road, a wide two lane with direct access to the facilities. Campers with living quarters have over 17 Pull through and back in sites equipped with electric and water and a dump station to choose from. 2 shower-houses are centrally located and onsite amenities include firewood, ice, hay and free stall bedding.

The campground lodge offers really great opportunities for those without living quarters. Choose from 6 spacious rooms with multiple beds complete with linens, a kitchenette, bathroom, and tables as well as a tv. Free wifi is available throughout the campground and there is a stocked pond just down the hill for the angler in the family. There’s plenty of room for your horses too with 5 turnouts, wash racks, hitching rails and 7 barns equipped with lights and water housing over 32 12×12 stalls.

Big South Fork Lodge is situated along the fringe of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area offering over 200 miles of riding. Beginner to advanced there is a trail for everyone. Be sure to pick up a map in the office to decide your style of trail.

After a short ride along Leatherwood Ford Road, you’ll find the Cumberland trailhead leading into the park. There are plenty of signs along the way to keep you on track but trail maps will be provided for you upon arrival.

Most of your riding will be done through the hills and hollows of Big South Fork under a forested canopy with an occasional field, stream, rock outcropping and distant view. Some of our favorite trail destinations locally were leatherwood overlook east laurel creek overlook, and North white oak loop overlook.

Be sure to have boots or shoes on your horse for this semi-mountainous terrain.

Thank you to the folks at Big South Fork Lodge and Big South Fork National River and Recreation area for providing us trail ridersthe opportunity to enjoy such an amazing place with our friends, families and our horses.

For more information on this campground and others in the great state of Tennessee please visit www.tnhorsetrails.com

-From their site-

sleeps up to 4 adults (2 Queen beds)
Private full bath
Mini Fridge, Microwave and small coffee maker.
large shared porch with rockers for relaxing in the evening
Smart TVs (We provide Hulu Live TV, but you can access to your online accounts such as Netflix & Amazon etc…)
Kitchenette Rooms
sleeps 6 adults (3 Queen Beds)
Private full bath
Kitchenette includes coffee pot, microwave & fridge
large shared porch with rockers and swings
Smart TVs (We provide Hulu Live TV, but you can access to your online accounts such as Netflix & Amazon etc…)
RV Sites
Our guests camp their RVs/ trailers right at their assigned barns. You camp in the paddock with your horse, your barn will have 12×12 box stalls which will be clean and have the initial bedding down prior to your arrival.

RV sites with water and electric hookup
Communal Dump Station available to our guests for free
Picnic tables
Fire Pit with cooking grill (available on first come, first serve basis)

12 X 12 clean box stalls with initial bedding down prior to your arrival.
Covered tacking area
**Please bring negative coggins, water bucket, manure fork and hose! ***

Direct access to the park trails
Rustic Cabin- set in the woods ***currently unavailable at this time***
6 rooms available for rent which sleep 4-6 adult
Hay, Firewood & Bagged Shavings available for purchase
Stocked pond for fishing
Clean Shower houses
The Hitching Post Grill for meals
Several outdoor kennels for dogs
We have Smart TVs with Hulu Live TV but you can also access your online accounts ( Netflix, Amazon etc…).
We do have Wifi!


Full Hookups
Large Stalls
Pull Through Sites
Pet Friendly

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