~~ Cannon County Walking Horse Association, known as CCWHA, was established in 1940 when a group of local horseman and friends gathered together to trail ride. The purpose of this organization, then and now, is very simple - enjoy horses, trail riding, camping, friends & community. CCWHA Campground is located in Middle Tennessee among the beautiful rolling hills of Cannon County. CCWHA consist of 400 plus acres containing scenic views, deep hollows and miles of wooded trails. The riding terrain is very versatile, accommodating riders from beginners to the experienced and thrill- seekers. The campground offers many sites allowing campers to enjoy the great outdoors, taking advantage of large shade trees, green grass and a running creek. The campground is seventy-five percent shaded with open areas devoted to a large covered concrete gathering area, bath house, covered concession area with picnic tables and an arena used for fun shows and other events. A soft, flowing creek trickles through the campground year round, offering drinking water for horses and wading for old and young alike. Cannon County Walking Horse Association is a non-profit organization who strives to keep a tradition, established in 1940, alive today. Cannon County is located in Middle Tennessee approximately 60 miles southeast of Nashville, with Woodbury being the county seat. Cannon County is known in the horse industry as one of the beginning homes for the Spotted Saddle Horse. CCWHA currently owns 400 plus acres, for the sole purpose of riding equine. Members work together to maintain the campground and keep the trails in good shape. To date, the membership is over 1100 strong. With horse back riding begin a major source of recreation in Cannon County, as well as surrounding counties, the CCWHA trails have become very popular over the years. Many generations have grown up riding in the hills of Cannon County and being involved in the CCWHA. With generation after generation 'trail blazing', visitors will find the trails are very versatile and can accommodate any rider. An average of 400 riders, including wagons and buggies, make the traditional Memorial and Labor Day Ride-a-thons on the county roads leading to the campground. There are many logging type, wooded paths for riders to enjoy. If one chooses to enjoy more complex and difficult riding, there are many paths to challenge both rider and horse. CCWHA is a family and community based organization who proudly sponsors a youth group. The CCWHA Youth Members are very active in every aspect of the association. These youth are being guided in leadership, community service, responsibility and the importance of tradition and family. The CCWHA Campground is clean, well kept and offers plenty of shade. The Arena in the campground is a great place to work with a new rider or a new colt. The Arena is also home to the many fun shows held during CCWHA sponsored events. The concession stand is open during CCWHA events fully stocked with homemade cooking. The campground referred to as 'the bottom area' is campsites located on both sides of the softly, year round, flowing creek. The entrance and 'top campground area' is located near the bath house, the concession and arena. Both areas offer plenty of shade and level camp spots. There are no electric hook ups offered but generators are welcome. Every campsite offers plenty of picket space for horses.
~~Campground, Trails, Visitors WELCOME
~~ CCWHA schedules special events for anyone and any breed to come for a visit, tour the facilities, see the campground and of course check out the trails. During these special events at various times of the year our drive way is open and we invite you to 'come see what you been missing'. See Events to choose a date to visit us at CCWHA Short Mountain Campground. If you happen to be planning on passing through our area and want to stop and visit, just drop us a note through the contact form. Odds are some member will be eager to show you the campground, share the scenic views, serve as trail boss and be thrilled to have a good excuse to saddle up and ride a while. As of 4/5/12 CCWHA purchased an additional 91 acres which connects to the current property. This additional purchase brings the acreage to approximately 400 acres for the membership to enjoy. The map below reflects the new property boundary.
DIRECTIONS to CCWHA Campground: Travel 5.2 miles East of Woodbury on Hwy 70. Turn Left onto Hwy 281 (Centerhill Road) traveling 2 miles, road ends at stop sign. Turn Left onto Hwy 146 (Short Mountain Road) traveling 5.5 miles. Take a Slight Left onto Pea Ridge road traveling 1/2 mile coming to a three way stop. Turn Left onto Big Hill Road. The first drive on the Right will be the Campground Entrance.
CANNON COUNTY WALKING HORSE ASSOCIATION
Our new "CHECK IN" building!!
You will now be able to conduct all business at this building including but not limited to: memberships, armbands, T-shirts, caps, HISTORY BOOKS, etc...
This building is located just down the drive a short distance from the entrance gate.