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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*** Oh Yeah!! You came to the right place. You want fun? You found it! See you in 2015! ***
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Average temperatures for January* High = 42, Low = 27
New Year's Eve party! Pot luck dinner - December 31-January 1st Enjoy the trails in BSF and when you return we'll have a pot luck dinner on the Common area. Then gather 'round the Bonfire and celebrate New Year's TWO TIMES!! Bring your 'Red Solo Cup' and we'll toast the New Year in for the Eastern time zone AND Central time zones! WooHoo!!! It's sure to be twice the fun!
January Discount - 20% off sites and stalls if you mention our website and this ad when you book your reservation. (does not apply to lodging)
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Average temperatures for February* High = 47, Low = 30
Sweetheart weekend! Cowboy's choice - February 13-15th Invite your special lady on a weekend get-away. Start off with a moonlight ride on Friday night, ride the trails during the day Saturday and close out the night with a romantic candlelight dinner for you and your sweetheart (Order dinner in advance [small fee applies] or provide your own) on the common area. You'll definitely score some points with this weekend guys!!
February Discount - 20% off sites and stalls if you mention our website and this ad when you book your reservation. (does not apply to lodging)
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Average temperatures for March* High = 56, Low = 36
It's COWGIRLS Choice! - March 13th-15th invite your man for a weekend get-away! Ride the trails during the day Saturday, return to the campground and enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner for you and your sweetheart (Order dinner in advance [small fee applies] or provide your own) on the common area, followed up with a moonlight ride. It doesn't get much better than this ladies! Show your man how much you appreciate him and all he does for you!
Overnight ride to Charit Creek Lodge - March 28th-29th Join us on Friday night and then we'll all take a trip on Saturday to Charit Creek, enjoy dinner at the lodge and then saddle up for a moonlight ride! Enjoy a home cooked breakfast the next day and ride back to True West. Space is limited - only 10 covered stalls and 2 corrals available to the first eleven (11) people to sign up. Cost includes lodging, bedding, dinner Saturday night, breakfast Sunday morning, stall or corral for your horse and hay for your horse. Call for pricing.
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Average temperatures for April* High = 65, Low = 44
Coggins Clinic - April 4th - Coggins Clinic @ True West Campground with Highland Veterinary Hospital in Oneida. Coggins and shots will be done between 8am-12pm. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!! Coggins Blood draw -> $20.00 regular, $25.00 digital. Also, as a BONUS Both Pet and Horse vaccines will also be available BUT You must call Highland Veterinary Hospital for pricing and to place your order on or before Tuesday, March 31st. 423-286-9292 Cats, dogs, horses! It’s a one stop shop!!
Memorial Bench Fundraiser - April 3rd-4th This year marks the 2nd year since the tragic loss of Cisco and Stormy. Join us this weekend for a remembrance ride to the spot they were last seen. Then return to True West for a pot luck dinner and Auction! Donated items will be auctioned off ALL proceeds go to the Memorial Bench. So don't forget to bring your wallets! There will be some great items to bid on - including a weekend stay at True West! Help us to keep their spirit alive and remember how important it is to have the ability to locate our horses should they ever get away from us outside of their safe environments.
4th annual AREA WIDE yard-sale, Tack Swap! - April 11th Need to clean out your shed or is your tack room filled with unused tack? Bring your old or outgrown tack to either donate to a worthy cause or to swap/sell. We'll help you sell it! Just bring your (gently used) tack and/or any yard sale items you want to sell. Can't man your own table because you want to ride? We'll man it for you for a small fee (items must be priced). Not camping here but live in the surrounding area? Rent a space (small fee) and bring your stuff! Open to EVERYONE in the area. We'll do all the advertising for you - all you have to do is SELL SELL SELL!
Treasure Hunt! - April 17th-19th This is a family event! Bring the kids!! Dress like the pirates did and then head out on the trails with a "compass and a map". Find the hidden treasure and then head back to "the ship". Later we'll dish out the "spoils" and then maybe even finish up the night with a little pirate action that involves popcorn! The terrain is fairly easy and is meant to be a great event to share with the kids. Pot Luck dinner Saturday night so bring a pirate dish to share! Something new to try!!
All Chocolate weekend! - April 24th-26th Back by popular demand!! Chocolate fondue on Friday night - you bring the snacks to dip and we'll provide the chocolate. Saturday it's BINGO for CHOCOLATE! Get a chance to win chocolate throughout the night and possibly the grand prize; A Basket of Chocolate goodies! This is just too fun to miss out on! Stick around, pull up a chair and relax after the fun dies down and join us for a movie on the common area.
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Average temperatures for May* High = 72, Low = 52
Equestrian and Country Singles weekend and Tailgate Party!! - May 1st-3rd Bring your truck up to the front, drop the tail gate, take out the grill and/or dutch oven, set up the chairs and let the party begin! We'll have live music and dancing in the bed of the truck! Decorate your truck and show your tail gating spirit! This is a first time event and it's sure to be a blast!!
Cisco & Stormy Memorial Bench Fund Raiser May 9th - NEW THIS YEAR - Get out those Crock Pot Dessert recipes! This is a Crock Pot Dessert Cook-off!! Enjoy a day of riding and then join us on the common area for a pot luck dinner and a Crock Pot Dessert cook-off Cost to participate is $10/pp (including the cooks) but the prize is a free weekend stay at True West. All proceeds go towards the cost of the bench.Then we'll have a little home-style entertainment to finish off the night.
Ride for the Brand HwN Spring Ride - May 15-16th Arrive Friday night and have Chocolate Fondue meet and greet! We'll supply the chocolate - you bring what you want to dip into it! Then enjoy the trails in BSF all day on Saturday and then when you get back to camp we'll have a pot luck dinner on the newly enclosed common area. FUN FUN FUN!! Join us!! More details soon!
    Memorial Day Weekend (3 night minimum stay) - May 22nd-25th Catered Dinner (Fee applies) and Live Entertainment Saturday night. Bring your dancin' shoes! This weekend fills up FAST so make your reservations SOON!!
    Shawn and Donna are headed out onto the trails!-May 29th-31st On Saturday the 30th, we are headed to Hippy Cave, Sawtooth Overlook, Fiddler's Arch and Wild Cat Den and you are welcome to come if you can. This is an all-day, 21 mile ride so pack your lunch and bring your camera! See some of the great natural rock formations and caves that Big South Fork has to offer. No minimum or maximum for this ride. This is one of our favorite trails and we try to ride it at least a couple of times a year. Join us! You'll be glad you did.
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    Average temperatures for June* High = 79, Low = 60
    Scavenger Hunt -June 6th. Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints. We'll give you a list of natural things you would find out in Big South Fork and you take pictures and "bring them back". Riders can earn up to 100 points if all items are found and the mystery points are received. Anyone can play and you can ride on any trail. Return to camp and we'll download your photos, tally your points and you could win a free weekend stay!! Wait - it gets better! We'll burn the best pictures on a CD for everyone to take home and we'll play it during the pot luck dinner on the common area. A great family or group activity. Definitely a favorite! $20/fee to participate - includes Burger and Dog dinner with chips, soda and dessert, a True West T-shirt, a commemorative CD and a chance to win a weekend stay. Join us!
    Cisco and Stormy Memorial Bench Dedication June 13th - One week from this date Cisco and Stormy were lost in the Big South Fork. After weeks of searching for them, they were found, but the outcome was unimaginable. On Saturday, we will dedicate a bench in their memory. This brought to light the importance of our ability to be able to locate our horses should they ever get away from us on the trail. A tracking device of some sort that would lead us back to them - for as we now know, they may not always be able to come back to us. Today, there is no sure way to do this but we hope that with this bench will serve as a reminder that we need to work towards a way to make this possible - and to keep the spirt of Cisco and Stormy alive. Please bring a perennial flower or plant to be planted by the bench.
    Father's Day weekend favorites -June 20th Bring back the good ol' days and join us for a family fun weekend. What's better than fishing in our ponds in the morning, followed by a day of trail riding and lunching by the river, then closing out the day with two classic American favorites; an ice-cream social and some entertainment fit for a family night out! Memories will be made here!
    We're headed to visit Charit Creek Lodge! June 27th - This is Donna's all-time favorite place to ride to and you can join her if you'd like. A full day 26 mile (round trip) ride to the historical land mark where you will meet Greg, the host of the lodge and he will prepare lunch for us when we arrive (small fee applies - reservations required) or you can bring your own lunch. Built in the early 1800's, and on America's National Historical Register, this rustic homestead is one of the few places in United States that is still in existence and fully operational with NO ELECTRICITY! AND, if that's not cool enough, you can only get there by horseback or hiking!! We'll ride through beautiful Big South Fork. Gorgeous trails, beautiful creek crossings and bluffs. Then explore this romantic landmark before riding back to True West. A favorite ride for some - and sure to be yours too!
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    Average temperatures for July* High = 81, Low = 64
    EVERY weekend is "THANK OUR HEROES" weekend in July - $35 off every weekend reservation (2 night minimum stay). All sites & lodging included, every weekend!. All Military (past and present), police, fire and Volunteer Medical (EMT) personnel too! If you have a job that's related to "Protect and Serve" please join us this month and let us show you our appreciation. It's our way to say THANK YOU for all you do!! (must have ID or other proof of service)
    Patriotic (July 4th) Celebration & B.I.N.G.O. Ride!- July 3rd-5th. Ride the TeePee Loop trail and pick your B.I.N.G.O. Numbers along the way. Return to the campground for a catered Hot Dog and Hamburger dinner (small fee) on the Common Area and it's BINGO for all! Get out your BINGO beans and see if you've won! If no one has won, then we will continue the game - and play more if you're game! Then gather around the campfire following the BINGO Game!
    IRON HORSE weekend - July 11th Too hot to ride your horse? Then bring your motorcycles instead of your horses and we'll bring you on a guided ride through the twisting and winding roads of Tennessee. Beautiful overlooks and scenic roadways. The road is no place for a horse - unless it's an Iron Horse!! Return to True West for a pot luck dinner and some live bluegrass music from the local strummers!
    BENEFIT RIDE to support Best Friends Animal Sanctuary - July 18th Do you love animals? OF COURSE YOU DO!!! Otherwise you would not be on our web page reading our events! Well THIS is the event you don't want to miss. True West is teaming up with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary for a 3 hour trail ride through Big South Fork. More details to follow soon!!
    Shawn and Donna are headed to the O&W Bridge - July 25th The perfect place to ride on a hot summer day is along the O&W river where it is 10 degrees cooler. So why not head to the most scenic spot on the river - the old O&W Train bridge! Pack your lunch and we'll stop and eat by the bridge while we overlook the river. Such a tranquil place to be! Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us.
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    COWGIRLS ONLY weekend! - July 31st-August 2nd Whoop it up Girlfriends! It's a GIRLS ONLY weekend. Ride the Cumberland Valley Trail along the O&W river in Big South Fork then Pot Luck on the Deck. Got a movie with your favorite heart-throb? Bring it! We'll supply the pop-corn! Mmmm...All the things a girl could want. Join us!
    Ice-Cream Social - August 14th. Vanilla, Chocolate or Strawberry - topped with Chocolate, strawberries, whipped cream, nuts, sprinkles - and more!!! Mmmm... are you hungry yet? It's Shawn's birthday. Come celebrate with us. Join us this weekend and we invite you to enjoy the taste of summer when you return from your trail riding in Big South Fork! We might even have some CAKE!
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    Labor Day Weekend Celebration- September 5th-7th (Three night minimum) The original intent of Labor Day was to provide a holiday that would honor the social and economic achievements of American workers. Essentially, it was intended to be, and in many ways remains, an annual national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. I say we celebrate it by NOT working!! Let's have some fun! Bon Fire, BBQ, Grilling, Riding, Friends, Family and FUN! Sounds like a good recipe for a 3-day weekend! Join us!
    All GIRLS Overnight ride to Charit Creek Lodge- September 11th-13th All GIRLS Overnight ride to Charit Creek Lodge. Built in the early 1800's, and on America's National Historical Register, this rustic homestead is one of the few places in United States that is still in existence and fully operational with NO ELECTRICITY! AND, if that's not cool enough, you can only get there by horseback or hiking!! Arrive on Friday night and then on Saturday morning we'll head out and ride through beautiful Big South Fork. Gorgeous trails, beautiful creek crossings and bluffs. Then explore this romantic landmark before enjoying dinner at the lodge, a PJ party with some dancing and loads of fun! Enjoy a home cooked breakfast the next day, a hike to Twin Arches (optional - hiking trail only) and then ride back to True West. Space is limited - only 10 covered stalls and 2 corrals available to the first eleven (11) ladies to sign up. Call for pricing.
    Crock Pot Cook-off and Best Friends Fund Raiser September 25th-27th - NEW THIS YEAR - Get out those Crock Pot recipes! You know... the ones where you throw everything in, plug it in and then go riding so you can come back to an awesome home cooked meal without slaving over a hot stove? We're looking for the camper with the best recipe! Cost to participate is $10/pp (including the cooks) but the prize is a 50/50 win. Half the money goes to the cook, the other half goes to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Then, if you've got a guitar, bring it! We'll finish the night with a little strumming around the campfire!!
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    IT'S LEAF PEEPING TIME! The fall foliage is spectacular during the month of October. You'll have great weather, no bugs, long days and great trails! This whole MONTH fills up fast so make your reservations EARLY!!
    Pot Luck dinner and LIVE music! - October 3th Bring a dish AND your dancin' shoes! There sure to be some boot stompin' going on Saturday night!
    Columbus day Weekend Celebration - October 9th-12th - 3-night minimum stay. Hamburger and hot dog dinner, Live Entertainment Saturday night (Band TBD) After a full day of riding, kick back and enjoy dinner on the common area (fees apply); then put on those dancin' shoes because It's sure to be a great night with great music Join us - and make your Columbus Day weekend an AWESOME Columbus Day weekend!!!
    Pot Luck Dinner! - October 17th Everyone is welcome. It's the perfect time for leaf peeping so don't forget to bring your cameras along! Then join us for great food, great music (band TBD) and great company! Bring your dancin' shoes! You can't help but have a great time!
    Halloween Costume Party!- October 31st Costumes for you, Costumes for your dog, Costumes for your horse, Decorate your site! Pot luck - so bring your Ghoulish Grub! Come dressed for the party and there will be prizes for Best Costume Person/Dog/Horse and Best decorated Site. It's sure to be a SPOOKTACULAR time!
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    Ceremonial Burning/Retirement of the Flag - November 7th Join us together with the American Legion, Post 137 of Jamestown, TN In honor of our Veterans as we hold our third annual ceremonial burning of the Flag to show that the spirit of American Flag lives on. If you have a flag you'd like to retire, please bring it along. You are welcome to dedicate it to someone as well. The ceremony will take place at 6:00pm (cst) after sunset and will close with a 21-gun salute. All Military Service Personnel and Veterans are welcome to attend. 50% discount to all Veterans wishing to rent a campsite for the weekend (does not include the Marshal Suite, Camper or Cabin). Proof of status required.
    Pet Pictures with Santa - November 14th What a great Christmas card this would make! Your pet's picture with Santa Claus! Dog, cat, horse, goat - bring 'em over! Cost is $10/pet. All proceeds go towards the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Pictures will be taken between 10:00am and 2:00pm (cst)
    It's Donna's birthday ride! November 21st We are headed out for a birthday ride for Donna along the Cumberland Valley Loop - Donna's second favorite trail in BSF. We will ride the 18 mile loop and then return to True West for a Pot luck Dinner and BIRTHDAY CAKE! Donna would love for her facebook friends and campers to join her!
    4th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner - November 26th Thanksgiving On US! You bring the family, all your friends, neighbors, relatives - and a dessert and we'll supply everything else! Arrive on Wednesday, enjoy dinner with us on Thursday and then make the most of the weekend with two more days of riding!!! (3-night minimum stay)
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    5th Annual "Christmas at True West" Christmas Party December 5th- Pot luck dinner - We'll supply the ham, you bring the sides and/or desserts. Trim the tree, Yankee Swap (bring a wrapped gift worth at least $20), Christmas carols around the bon fire! But let's also remember the SPIRIT of what Christmas is all about. We'll be taking donations for Best Friends Animal Sanctuary towards their WISH LIST please bring a monetary donation, or an item that's listed on their WISH LIST. Let's let the dogs and cats know that they are not forgotten.
    New Year's Eve Party! - December 31st - We get to start the fun all over again with New Year's Eve 2016! Celebrate with us! We'll celebrate TWO times - once for the East Coast Time Zone and once for the Central Time Zone (we are in Central). You can start the night off with a pot luck dinner, all the favorites for New Years and then we'll gather 'round the bon fire to sing in the New Year!!! - Twice as much fun as you've ever had on New Year's Eve!!! Come see for yourself!
     

  • Are you a sports fan? We'll play the weekend games for you on our 9'x7' projector screen!.
  • Pot Luck dinners every 2nd Saturday of the month (unless otherwise posted)
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