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Covered wagons helped push the American frontier all the way to the Pacific Ocean, but for western trails the Conestoga wagon morphed into the prairie schooner. The Conestoga wagon originated near the Conestoga River in southeastern Pennsylvania. The wagon body's unique curved shape jostled items together and prevented cargo from tumbling like tenpins on slopes. Huge, broad wheels glided over rough patches. But Conestoga wagons weren't just practical brutes; they were beautiful. The Conestoga wagon era abruptly ended in the 1850's, when railroads came.


True West Campground has brought them back to life with a unique camping experience! Take a step back in time and stay in a covered wagon. Our wagons are a bit more comfortable than those that were used in the 1800's, but the nostalgia of the western times is sure to make your stay both memorable and unique.


Price is for up to 4 people, $10/pp per night for each additional person. Sleeps up to 4. King sized bed, Twin size Bunk beds. The Wagons are NOT pet friendly.Linens and Towels are included upon request.. Call for details.
$165.00 for a one night stay
$145.00/night for 2 nights
$135.00/night for 3 nights or more

Unicoi Trail Wagon 

The Unicoi Trail Wagon, pronounced Uni-coy, was named after one of the original pioneer trails in Tennessee's history. It was open only to traders at first, but after 1795 this trail became important to settlers from the Carolinas and Georgia for reaching the southern counties of east Tennessee. I'll bet the settlers in the 1700's would have enjoyed this wagon! 


Catawba Trail Wagon 

This wagon, pronounced Ca-taw-ba, was named after an old Indian trail that was used by settlers from the Carolinas and Georgia to reach northeast Tennessee through the Catawba Gap near the Nolichucky River. About a fourth of earliest pioneers used this route. Surely it would have been a much better ride in a wagon such as this 


  • One King bed w/8" Memory Foam Mattress

  • Two twin beds w/8" Memory Foam Mattress

  • Pillows and Bedding included

  • Dinning Table with 4 chairs

  • USB Ports for phone chargers

  • Heat and A/C

  • Refrigerator 

  • Microwave 

  • Coffee Maker for ground coffee or K-cups

  • Picnic table

  • Outside Fire pit





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...

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