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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MANY NEW EVENTS FOR 2014!

*** Oh Yeah!! You came to the right place. You want fun? You found it! See you in 2014! ***
January 2014
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December 31-January 1st - New Year's Eve party! Pot luck dinner. 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)
February 2014
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February 14-16th - NEW THIS YEAR - Sweetheart weekend! Cowboy's choice. 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)
March 2014
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March 7th-9th - NEW THIS YEAR - Cowboys only weekend! - How many miles can YOU ride in a weekend? Cowboys come show your stuff! Can you rope? Can you ride? Do you play horseshoes or Cornhole? Start up a little friendly competition amongst the boys and then let the weekend begin!
March 14th-15th - NEW THIS YEAR - It's COWGIRLS Choice! 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!
March 21st-23rd - NEW THIS YEAR - All GIRLS Overnight ride and moonlight ride to Charit Creek Lodge. Join us for a guided ride 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) ladies to sign up.
March 29th - BINGO Ride! Ride the trails and pick your B.I.N.G.O. Numbers along the way. Then, after the pot luck dinner on the Common Area it's BINGO for all! Get out your 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! A great way to spend the evening!
April 2014
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April 5th - It's our 3rd annual AREA WIDE yard-sale, Tack Swap! 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!
April 12th - NEW THIS YEAR - Guided ride to Yellow Face and Salt Pine Trail. Feel like you are riding in a jungle as you pass through the mountain laurel and rhododendrons. Pack a lunch and we'll stop along one of the streams to enjoy the bountiful nature surrounding you! Finish up the night with a pot luck dinner on the common area. Bring a dish to share.
April 19th - All Chocolate weekend! 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.
April 25th-27th - Save the Date! It's Women on the Edge Spring Ride! Group ride, Games, Raffle Prizes, Tack Swap! For information call Loretta at 931-686-2072 or Vicki at 931-668-1825. For camping and stalls, contact us! EVERYONE is welcome! Not a member? It's easy to join! Give Loretta or Vicki a call. This is NOT a closed group! You can join Women on the Edge and take part in this event. Call Loretta or Vicki for details.
May 2014
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May 3rd - NEW THIS YEAR - Tailgate Party!! 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!!
May 10th - NEW THIS YEAR - Twenty-one (21) mile guided ride to Hippy Cave, Sawtooth Overlook, Fiddler's Arch and Wild Cat Den. This is an all-day ride so pack your lunch! See some of the great natural rock formations and caves that Big South Fork has to offer. No minimum or maximum for this ride. Please join us! You'll be glad you did.

Also on the same day, our second annual BENEFIT RIDE to support Best Friends Animal Sanctuary - 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 guided trail ride through Big South Fork down to Zenith Crossing where you will stop and have lunch (provided as part of the registration). Donation is $15.00 per rider. Help us support the local animal rescue organization. The fun doesn't end there either! There will be a Silent Auction and Raffle items! View these items BEFORE the ride, place your bids and then return to learn who the winners are!! Pot luck dinner to follow - Bring a dish. Not a rider? That's ok! A $10/pp donation gets you everything but the ride! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (so we can order the proper amount of food). Bring your heart! There will be orphans available for adoption the day of the ride. Help mend their hearts and make yours whole! 100% of the proceeds go to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary to feed and foster the animals as well as funds for the new building. Donations are welcome. Please join us and help support our little friends!
May 16th-17th - Happy Hags and Noble Nags weekend! This weekend is EXCLUSIVE to the Hags, Haghims and Haglettes on the "Hags with Nags" Facebook group and boy have we got some fun in store for you! FOUR options for guided rides, Chocolate Fondue, Tack Swap - the works! Join the group (Hags Only Group) and then join the fun! There are only a few spots left so HURRY!!
May 23rd-26th - Memorial Day Weekend (3 night minimum stay) - Catered Dinner all you can eat (Fee applies) and Live Entertainment Saturday night. Bring your dancin' shoes! This weekend fills up FAST so make your reservations SOON!!
May 30th-June 1st The first Official Horse Trails and Camping Across America (HTCAA) Trail Ride and Camping Trip. Live Music, Catered Dinner (fee applies), Guided rides, and Chocolate Fondue! Meet-and-Greet your fellow FB friends! We are BOOKED for this weekend but there are supporting campgrounds in the local area taking the overflow. If you have not signed up for this weekend, give us a call to get on the waiting list - or for a list of the supporting campgrounds. Due to the size of this event, there is a 2-night minimum stay. All are welcome - $10 visitor fee applies but covers all weekend events. Hope to see you soon!!!
June 2014
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June 7th - NEW THIS YEAR - Trailer Show/Pimp my trailer! Have you taken your ordinary trailer and turned it into an extraordinary trailer? Have you invented some nifty ways to use the space you have? Or did you finally buy the trailer of your dreams? This weekend is THE weekend to show off what you've got! How many times have you been camping and wanted to see the inside of someone ELSES trailer? Well now is your chance! It's "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" weekend. You may just get some interesting ideas for your own trailer. Prizes for some of the most innovative ideas or best converted trailer.
June 14th - It's Father's Day weekend! 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 closing out the day with two classic American favorites; an ice-cream social and a family movie! Memories will be made here!
June 21st-22nd - America's Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA), Competitive Trail Competition (CTC) and ACTHA Obstacle Challenge (AOC). Two events in ONE weekend!!! More details to follow. June 28th - Guided Day ride to Charit Creek. Take a day ride with us to the historical land mark, 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, you can only get there by horseback or hiking!! This is a 26 mile (round trip) ride through beautiful Big South Fork. Gorgeous trails, beautiful creek crossings. Lunch will be provided (small fee) in the dinning room, then explore this romantic landmark before riding back to True West. A favorite ride for some - and sure to be yours too!
July 2014
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July - EVERY weekend is "THANK OUR HEROES" weekend - $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)
July 4th-6th - Patriotic (July 4th) Celebration - B.I.N.G.O. Ride! Ride the trails 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 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! A great way to spend the evening! Bonfire following the BINGO Game!
July 11th-12th - It's another FULL MOON - which means it's time for our Moonlight ride! Join us for a pot luck dinner on the common area followed by a 3 hour guided moon lit ride on the trails (small fee applies for glow items). A beautiful and magical way to experience Big South Fork.
July 18th-20th - NEW THIS YEAR - Too hot to ride your horse? Then join us for the IRON HORSE weekend. 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 catered meal and live music (costs apply).
July 26th - NEW THIS YEAR - Ride to Needle's eye fundraiser for a memorial in memory of Sisco and Stormy. Two horses who lost their lives after being lost in the Big South Fork last June 2013. This tragedy taught us how important it is to have the ability to track our horses if they ever get away from us - for any reason - anywhere. Let us not forget. Ever.
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August 1st-3rd - NEW THIS YEAR - COWGIRLS ONLY weekend! Whoop it up Girlfriends! It's a GiRLS ONLY weekend. Guided ride through Big South Fork, Pot Luck on the Deck, Movie night (with some cowboy heartthrob of course) and ice-cream! Mmmm...All the things a girl could want. Join us!
August 9th - NEW THIS YEAR - Red Solo Cup Party!! You've heard the song! Let's have a party! I've seen all kinds of things made with Red Solo Cups; Mobiles, Lights, "Stemmed" glasses and more. What can YOU make with your Red Solo Cup? Get creative! Someone is gonna win a prize for the best use of a Red Solo Cup! And then, let the party begin! Gather 'round the campfire and kick off the night with a chorus of singing the favorite "Red Solo Cup" Song!!
August 16-17th - America's Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA), Competitive Trail Competition (CTC) and ACTHA Obstacle Challenge (AOC). Two events in ONE weekend!!! More details to follow. August 23rd - Ice-Cream Social. Vanilla, Chocolate or Strawberry - topped with Chocolate, strawberries, whipped cream, nuts, sprinkles....Mmmm... are you hungry yet? 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!
August 29th-September 1st - Labor Day Weekend (3-night Minimum weekend). Live Music, Catered Smoked Pulled Pork Dinner with all the fixin's (fee applies), great trails, great company, great Campground. What more could you ask for?
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September 6th - NEW THIS YEAR - Murder Mystery Dinner Party! It's "Last Call" at Bubba's Bar in Cactus, Texas. A nasty murder investigation sure can disrupt Karaoke Night. Especially when everyone in town has a motive. The regulars at Bugga's Bar and the residents of the Cactus Court Trailer Park must find the murderer among them! Join us - and BE one of the Characters! It's sure to be a great time!
September 12th-14th - NEW THIS YEAR - SECOND All GIRLS Overnight ride to Charit Creek Lodge. Join us for a guided ride Saturday to Charit Creek, enjoy 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.
September 20th - NEW THIS YEAR - Mule weekend and Catered Smoked Pulled Pork Dinner with all the fixin's! (fee applies) Do you ride a mule? Want to meet others that ride mules as well? Join us this weekend for our first Mule weekend and meet new friends, ride great trails, enjoy a great meal and make it a weekend to remember!
September 26th-28th - NEW THIS YEAR - Looking for that special someone with like interests? Camping, open fire cooking, horses, trail riding, lunching by the creek, listening to the crackling fire at night? This weekend is reserved for all those singles out there - ladies and men - looking to meet someone and start out as friends. Catered dinner (fee applies) and live music means fun and dancing for everyone. Join us, you may be glad you did.
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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!!
October 4th - Pot Luck dinner and LIVE music! Bring a dish AND your dancin' shoes! There sure to be some boot stompin' going on Saturday night!
October 10th-12th - Columbus day Weekend Celebration (3-night minimum stay). Catered Dinner/Live Entertainment Saturday night with Sugar Lime Blue! After a full day of riding, kick back and enjoy a catered 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!!!
October 18th - Catered Smoked Pulled Pork Dinner with all the fixin's! (fee applies) Great food smoked all day while you are out riding! It's the perfect time for leaf peeping so don't forget to bring your cameras along! Then join us for great food and great company! You'll see for yourself! You can't help but have a great time!
October 25th - Halloween Party! - Pot luck - so bring your Ghoulish Grub! Come dressed for the party and there will be prizes for Best Costume Person/Horse and Best decorated Site. It's sure to be a SPOOKTACULAR time!
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November 8th - Ceremonial Burning/Retirement of the Flag - In honor of our Veterans, we will hold our second annual ceremonial burning of the Flag to show that the spirit of America lives on. All Military Service Personnel and Veterans are welcome to attend. The ceremony will take place at sunset. 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.
November 22nd - NEW THIS YEAR - Twenty-one (21) mile guided ride to Hippy Cave, Sawtooth Overlook, Fiddler's Arch and Wild Cat Den (Lunch will be provided small fee applies and reservations must be made in advance for lunch). This is an all-day ride! See some of the great natural rock formations and caves that Big South Fork has to offer. No minimum or maximum for this ride. Please join us! You'll be glad you did.
November 29th - 4th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner (and my birthday!!) - On US! You bring the family, all your friends, neighbors, relatives - and a dessert (I'm partial to Pecan pie!), we'll supply everything else! Arrive on Wednesday and make the most of the weekend!!! (3-night minimum stay)
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December 6th - NEW THIS YEAR - It's a full moon - so it's the PREFECT time to go Christmas Caroling ON HORSEBACK! Join us as we sing carols around the Spruce Creek Development! Let's show them how much we appreciate the use of their trails! Sing to the heavens (who cares how you sound!) and let our voices be heard! Let the spirit of the holidays be known! Hot Chocolate and cookies when we return to the campground.
December 13th - 4th Annual "Christmas at True West" Christmas Party. 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!
December 31st - We get to start the fun all over again with New Year's Eve 2015! Celebrate with us! We'll celebrate THREE times - once for the East Coast Time Zone, once for the Central Time Zone (we are in Central) and again in the Moutain Time Zone - Three times as much fun as you've ever had on New Years 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)
  • Movie Night on the 7'x9' screen every 3rd Saturday of the month (except some event weekends).
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