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Big Fork Campground

Near: JamestownTN (Weather)
Number of
10 Total
150 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
Trail Description Big Fork Campground is located at Mount Helen Trailhead at Park Road, with several options for riding the Big South Fork Park. One of our favorite rides is on the O & W Railroad bed, alongside the White Oak River, the jewel of the park. Over 200 miles of trails with overlooks, cliffs, bluffs, caves and creek crossings, giving it the distinction of “Horse riding capital of the southeast” by Trail Rider Magazine. The trails range from short, easy, day rides, to long, challenging loops that may take several days to complete. We recommend that horses have shoes, as some areas can be rocky. For the hikers, there are easy hikes along the Big South Fork River, to strenuous multiple-day hikes, including sections of the John Muir National Recreation Trail which pass through the park. The Honey Creek hiking trail is one of the top hikes in the state and is only 10 minutes away by car.
Best Time to Visit April through November
Times to Avoid December through March
Campground Big Fork Campground is a new 10-site campground located directly on the Mount Helen trailhead in the Big South Fork Park. We offer state-of-the-art facilities, with (8) 14 x 14 bedded stalls,(4) 12x12 stalls, (2) 20x11 shelters corral panels. Visit us at
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separate full ladies' room and men's room, showers, elect, water, heat, enclosed gathering area large barn with 14x14 stalls, separate barn with 12x12 stalls, paddocks, wash racks, round pen Rob and Sandy Andrys
Rob Andrys
6469 Old Mount Helen Rd
Allardt, TN 38504
Directions Located on the south side of the Big South Fork Park, on Old Mount Helen Road at Mount Helen Trailhead.
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Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)




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