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The Premier Campground of Big South Fork, Tennessee

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In a nutshell, we are awesome! True West is THE premiere campground of Big South Fork. Our legendary customer service is known far and wide. On top of that, we are adjacent to one of the best kept secrets of the southeast, Big South Fork National River and Recreational, offering the best trail riding in Tennessee!  Whether you are into Hiking, Biking, River Riding, Trail Riding, Rock Climbing or star gazing, you'll find it in Big South Fork. There are also nearby ATV trails available in Pickett State Park and Black House. Motorcycle touring groups also find the area a great place to ride. And we're right in the middle of it all! You won't find better Hospitality and HORSEpitality® anywhere in the country! 



True West is centrally located by Big South Fork with easy access to a great many outdoor adventures. Our facilities include 33 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 during the summer, as well as an ATM. Ice and firewood are also available. All campers have access to our large enclosed and covered deck for gathering, attending one of our many events. For those who use it, there is WIFI throughout the campground !! Since we have wifi, you can also use wifi calling for your phone calls. 

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, and wagons have AC and Heat!!). 

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 also have 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. 

True West holds weekend events and also provides access to many activities offered in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

The natural beauty of this wilderness area will draw you to the Big South Fork. It will be the genuine friendliness, positive atmosphere, and great hospitality ~ as well as the best HORSEpitality®~ that will bring you back over and over again. From tent camping to full RV hookups, lodging, we have it all!!  Join us for one of our special events or visit any time.

Big South Fork River


June 2023

Very peaceful

"A very peaceful place to stay. We parked our 45' class A and 20' trailer on a level spot with full hook ups overlooking the beautiful horses. Tim and Heather are super sweet people and very accommodating. Wishing you both all the best on your new adventure."

> 150 Excellent Traveler Ratings on TripAdvisor
> 750 5-Star Reviews on
> 350 Positive Reviews on Facebook

*2014-2015 BEST Small Campground in TN by TN Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (TNARVC)! 

* 2016 BEST Small Campground in the US of the Year by the National ARVC Association!
* 2016 GREEN Campground of the year for our Green efforts By the National ARVC Association! 





Over 180 miles of horse trails available throughout the Big South Fork that provide access to many of the park's scenic features and natural beauty...



True West has 67 10x10 horse stalls with 18 foot hallway for ease in tacking up your horse for that great trail ride.  Also enjoy easy use of our outdoor wash areas...



​Our campsites are level and accommodate even the largest rigs! 33 easy access campsites, all with 30amp electric and water hookups,7 full hookup sewer sites, 3 Full hookup sewer sites with 50amp​ and even a few spots perfect for tents​...



We have comfortable accommodations in our main lodge, private cabin lodging and even Covered Wagon 'glamping' for a unique and memorable camping experience...



3341 Leatherwood Ford Road

Jamestown, TN 38556 

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