Author Dantheman


True West Campground and Stables


True West is centrally located in Big South Fork with easy access to 10 park trails. Add to that a mix of private trails and you have access to over 200 miles of riding pleasure. Guided trail rides can be arranged. Our facilities include 33 easy access, level RV and camping sites with water and 30-50 amp electric. There are sewer hookups in 7 of the sites. Our large clean barns, with 18' wide isles, and a total of 67 bedded stalls all with 2 bucket hooks for your water and feed, a saddle rack and a bridle hook. We have 2 well appointed shower houses with heat and A/C, 2 large horse wash areas, a large 60' round pen, and 2 stocked fishing ponds. Our mercantile has all kinds of gifts, camping supplies, horse tack, snacks, ice, firewood, maps, and Western wear. There is a large enclosed and covered deck for gathering and we hold special events monthly. For those who use it, there is a WIFI hot spot on the covered deck. We also have a Verizon "hot spot" where cell phone signals are hard to come by! Don't have a Camper or Living Quarter? No problem! We have lodging available to rent. If you like to feel more at home, we offer lodging in the Marshal Suite in the main building with 900 square feet of living space and can sleep up to 8 people. Looking for something a little more rustic? Try the Miner's Shack Cabin that sleeps up to 6. Or, if you are still wanting to experience the full feel of camping, we have a camper you can rent that will sleep a family of up to 6. We've got you covered! 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. Even if you are not looking for a horse campground or RV park, True West provides access to many other activities offered in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area . The Park is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Tennessee with hiking, fishing, hunting, white water rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking. There are also ATV trails available nearby at Pickett Park. Motorcycle touring groups also find the area a great place to ride. 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 or camper rental, we have it all. Join us for one of our special events or visit any time. http://www.truewestcampground.com/

Thunder in the Smokies Summer Rally – June 30, 2017 – July 2, 2017


LARGEST RALLY IN MAGGIE VALLEY & THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS OF NC Come see what Speed TV, Easy Rider Magazine, Full Throttle, Corbin's Ride-On, Carolina Cruiser TV and more are taking about. Thousands of bikers roll into the Great Smoky Mountains for the busiest motorcycle weekend of the year. Maggie Valley is a biker friendly town and a great place for bikers to gather for a rally in the valley surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. It makes for a rumbling weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains. Our tour ride is second to none. Besides all the mountain roads do not miss the hilarious Bike Games where $1,000 cash prize goes to the winners and another $1,000 cash prize to the Bike Show winners. You can join us at the Thunder in the Smokies every spring, summer and fall for a weekend of fun. We will be in Maggie Valley, NC on the main road, Hwy 19, only minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Maggie Valley is less than ten minutes from I-40. Thunder in the or Smoky's is not the Carolina Dealers Rally or the Rally in the Valley. Thunder in the Smokey's is an independent rally hosted by Handlebar Corral Productions. https://handlebarcorral.com/

2nd Annual Freedom Rally and Parade July 1, 2017 – July 4, 2017


This will be our second year that we have been given the chance to appear in the First 4th of July parade in America. The parade starts at midnight and there is no better way to bring in the 4th then this. The average attendance for the parade is in the 100,s of thousands. That is a lot of lifes that we can touch to promote motorcycle awareness. Below you will find a sechedule of events for the weekend as well as other information you will need for the event.  https://cmt-abate.wixsite.com/smabate