I just looked to see where you were coming to BSF from.. OHIO???
If I were you I would NOT go THRU BSF from the east going west. When you actually go THROUGH the gorge and thru the park it is extremely steep and very sharp hairpin turns. Now if you have a very, very good truck and very short horse trailer if will work..
I know we come to BSF from below Chattanooga go to Whisperwood from the Jamestown side. That is going toward the park from the west. You can go to Bandy Creek ok from the west but whenever we have taken a loafing day and let the horses rest and drove thru the gorge (beautiful) we both said.. wow.. glad I am not pulling a trailer full of horses.. it can be done I am sure.. I just would NOT want to do it.
My suggestion!!! If you get off I-75 above knoxville where it says BSF go toward BSF until you get near Oneida then go south. Go below BSF toward Jamestown then to to BSF and Whisperwood. I don't have an atlas to see the names of the towns so I cannot tell you exactly which towns to go thru. I (JUST ME PERSONALLY AND HUBBY TOO) would not want to drive thru the gorge from Oneida to the west side of the park with truck/trailer. I am sure others on this forum have done it and can do it so Please chime in about the drive.. I just know it is very, very steep and twisty turns.
There is a grill at whisperwood and ONE good resturaunt near it called Baccera's (sp) it is good, need reservations and only open a couple of nights a week. But pricey.
You can drive into Jamestown to eat but that is a long trip just to go eat after a day in the saddle. The little store near the Cumberland Valley trailhead will grill hamburgers but that is about all. There use to be lots of little mom/pop retsturants but the economy really did a number on them. So take your own food. If you plan a loafing day go to muddy pond (below Jamestown ask for directions) it is an mennonite community that has one store and a pretty good leather goods/tack shop. Plus good fried pies!!!