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True West Campground

3341 Leatherwood Ford Road, Big South Fork, Jamestown,
TN, 38556,
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200+ miles; trail difficulty – beginner to advanced

Address: 3341 Leatherwood Ford Road Jamestown, TN 38556
Phone: (931) 752-8272
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://truewestcampground.com/index.html
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/TNBSF/

Here’s what you need to know:
1. Getting here – mostly wide rural highways, large entrance with ranch style overhang and old west style town buildings.
2. Parking & Trailers – ample parking on gravel pull through and back in lots big enough for large trailers, mostly sun.
3. Family Friendly – yes
4. Trail Difficulty – beginners to advanced.
.5. Trail Info – large rock formations, caves, streams, sandstone, distant views, wooden bridge, gravel roads, neighborhood trail.
6. Amenities – showerhouse, round pen, restrooms, hay, wifi, complimentary sawdust bedding, firewood, propane, fishing ponds.
7. Events & entertainment – organized rides, holiday events, etc. See website.
8. Lodging – 2 cabins as well as covered wagons.
9. Hookups – 34 water and electric hookups, some with sewer, and dump station.
10. Stalls – 67 covered stalls with lights and water in two barns.

-From their site-

True West is centrally located by Big South Fork with easy access to a great many outdoor adventures. Our facilities include:

34 easy access level RV and camping sites, all with water and electric, some with sewer hookups.
Our shower houses are very clean and provide plenty of hot water!
We have two stocked fishing ponds that you can fish in – no license required.
Our mercantile is stocked with gifts, home decor, yard decor, camping supplies, horse tack, snacks, maps, and Western wear.
We have soft serve ice cream in the store as well as an ATM.
Ice and firewood are also available.
All campers have access to our large enclosed and covered deck for gathering, or attending one of our many events.
For those who use it, there is a WIFI available throughout the campground!
Don’t have a Camper or Living Quarter? We’ve got you covered! We have lodging available to rent. Many different options to choose from. There is the Marshal Suite in the main building, and the tucked-in-the-woods Miner’s Shack Cabin. We also offer the unique experience of sleeping in covered wagons – but with some creature comforts of home (beds!!).

If you are in need of horse facilities, we have two large barns with a total of 67 stalls, each with 2 bucket hooks for your water and feed, a saddle rack and a bridle hook. We have a few extra large stalls, as well as two large horse wash areas, and a large 60′ round pen.

True West also offers parking and the use of the common area to those just passing through for the day and needing access to the trails.

If you have never ridden the horse trails in the Big South Fork, you are missing out. All the trails are clearly marked and easy to follow; just look for the red blaze or signage. The trails are very well maintained and vary in both length and degree of difficulty. Some are short, easy day rides; others are strenuous loops that may take several days to complete when ridden in their entirety. Access to the Big South Fork Trails is just one trail mile away. Ride along a private, well maintained trail, just one mile long, and access the Cumberland Valley Trail Head. The most centrally located Trail Head in Big South Fork. Or, you can head out back to Salt Pine and Yellow Face if you are looking for more challenging trails. The trails near True West campground invite you and your horse to kick up your heels and enjoy a good canter, fast gait, or leisurely pace.

Saddle up your horse and ride into the Big South fork right from our barn!!! All horses must be kept in a stall. The horse barns accommodate your horse safely. Our barn has an 18 foot hallway for ease in tacking up your horse for that great trail ride. There are 67 stalls (10×10), and outside wash areas. There are several stud stalls available.

Guests should provide their own feed, hay, and water buckets. Each stall has two bucket hooks. A bridle holder and saddle rack are mounted on the front of each stall.

Tack can be kept in the barn by your stall or at your site. We do not have tie-outs, nor do we have areas for portable electric pens.

True West Barn

Stalls are bedded with sawdust upon your arrival. If you need additional shavings during your stay, they are available for free. Guests are responsible for cleaning their stalls, and stripping them when they leave. Forks and carts are provided. Stall cleaning service is available for a small fee. See our rates page for details.

Round pen

We have two (2) wash stations for your horses. You can hose them off when you return from the trail or cool them down. There is also 60-foot round pen available to exercise your horse for short periods.

We usually have hay for sale, but check first.

Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. CST; check-out time is 11:00 a.m. CST.


34 easy access campsites, electric and water hookups
Full hookup sewer sites
3-50 amp full hookup sewer sites
The campsites are level and accommodate even the largest rigs
There are a few spots perfect for tents
Campfire circles at every site. Larger group pits also available.
Propane filling station
RV Sewer Dump Station
Covered Common area with picnic tables, games and a large screen for movies
60′ Round Pen
Saddle Racks, Bridle Hooks and 2 bucket hooks with every stall
Firewood available for sale
Two bath houses for men and women with heat/AC
Two stocked fishing ponds are on the property so bring your fishing poles!
Check-in time is 2:00 p.m.CST; check-out time is 11:00 a.m.CST
If you need help parking your rig, we are more than happy to help.

We are pet friendly and have two dogs and three cats of our own. All we ask is that you adhere to our rules for the safety and consideration of all campers. Please be considerate of the next camper that gets your site and do not leave anything they “doo” behind. They are allowed to swim in the ponds unless someone is fishing.

Be considerate of other campers and don’t allow excessive barking.

Campers and day riders are encouraged to enjoy the use of our large covered deck and common area; a perfect place to gather after rides and share your stories of the trails. The deck has plenty of picnic tables for seating, a large grill with a side burner for cooking (nominal use fee for day riders). We even have a 9’x7′ movie screen and projector to play movies or slide shows. There is also a large fire pit for evening fires. Fire wood is available for purchase. Many of our events are held in the common area.


Full Hookups
Onsite Store
Large Stalls
Pull Through Sites
Pet Friendly

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