True West Big South Fork Horse Campgrounds
Gateway to the Big South Fork

True West Campground
3341 Leatherwood Ford Road
Jamestown, TN 38556
(931) 752-8272

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Big South Fork Horse Campgrounds


Our rules are few and we appreciate your cooperation in helping to
make a better campground that is enjoyable to everyone.

  • Common sense and courtesy PLEASE - this is our back yard.

  • We are pet friendly, in order to stay that way, the rules below must be adhered to:

  • If you brought your dog(s) you MUST pick up after them. Nobody likes to stay
    in a site where dogs doo the things they doo and they find it unexpectedly.
    Please be courteous to all and clean up after them. You may walk them on the
    front lawn and if they doo there is a bucket and scooper available for your use.
    Doo use it. .

  • No pets in the common areas during events (includes pot lucks and other meals)

  • Pets are expected to be on a leash if they are outside their camping area.

    You may have them off leash on your camping site ONLY as long as they are
    completely under your control at all times AND are not seen "visiting" other
    campsites. We will ask you to tie them if they are seen off their own site.

    This is for the courtesy of ALL.

  • Please be courteous and leave the site as you found it. We work hard to provide you
    with a clean campground and clean sites - the easier you make it for us, the less time we
    spend cleaning up and the more time we can spend making improvements.

  • There are only two places we like to see butts; in the saddle or in an ashtray. We never
    like to see either on the ground. If you have not brought an ashtray, either ask for one, or use
    an empty can. The campsites were butt free when you arrived, let's try to keep them that way.

  • Please do not leave your trash out at night - see our free services below.

  • Do not move the firepits. This will damage the lawn.

  • Horses are not allowed in the camping areas for SAFETY reasons. Please adhere to this very important rule.

    We surely do appreciate your cooperation in following our few but simple rules. It makes things
    so much easier and more pleasant for everyone. Thank you!!


  • Buy now, Pay Later - As a convenience to you, while you are our guest
    we will start a customer tab for the items you need or want during your stay. Ice,
    wood, gift items, etc. All we need is a credit card on file (in case you forget to pay
    before you leave) and then, as you need things, or as you select gift items from the
    store, we will put it on your tab. All we ask is that you settle up with us the evening
    before your departure.

  • We do not have trash barrels in the campground because it keeps the critters away.
    If you have trash, put it in the back of your trailer at night, but then in the morning,
    leave it out by the FRONT of your site BEFORE NOON.
    We will pick it up for you and bring it to the dumpster. Please do not throw food
    and trash in the campfire pits. We recycle/compost the ash to fertilize the grounds
    and food in the firepits will also attract the unwanted critters.

  • Need firewood? Swing by the office and let us know your site number. We will deliver it.

  • Not riding today? Going for a hike or a day trip to Nashville? Let us know and we'll
    check on your horses for you while you are out. Water, hay, feed - let us know what they
    need and we'll take care of them for the day.


    All visitors will be required to sign a Waiver and Release Agreement
    upon check-in at True West. If you would like to read the
    Waiver before you get here, CLICK HERE for a copy.

    True West is on Central Standard Time.
    Check-in time is 2:00 p.m.; check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
    for the campground as well as other lodging.

    If you arrive before 2pm, or stay after 11:00am, extra fees may apply.

    Cell phone service is spotty at best in Big South Fork.
    You may want to bring a calling card to use while you are here.

    Hay is usually available for purchase, but check first.

    Additional bags of compressed shavings are available for purchase.

    Ice and firewood are sold in the Mercantile.

    Dogs are welcome at True West as long as they stay on a leash at all times .
    Owners are expected to clean up after their dogs, wherever they may "go".
    Dogs are not allowed in the barns, bath houses, on the deck or in the Mercantile.
    This is an insurance issue and must be strictly enforced.

    There is a Walmart Supercenter in Jamestown approximately 15 miles from True West.
    There are restaurants and fast food anywhere from 5 miles to 15 miles from camp.
    The closest gas station is in Jamestown as well, so don't come in on empty!

    Big South Fork is located in a dry county. You can purchase beer locally,
    as well as some nice wine from a local winery. However, if you're looking for something
    stronger, the nearest liquor store is about one hour away in Crossville -- so BYOB!

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