Murphy, North Carolina is known for its natural beauty and resources.  If you love to get outside, there are lots of places you can camp here in Murphy and in surrounding areas. The Nantahala National Forest has camping sites set up and ready,  bath facilities, two public boat ramps on Lake Hiwassee, group picnic shelter, bike riding, trail heads, and much more.


Because it is maintained by the US Forest Service, all of the resources available here are either free or quite inexpensive. The facilities are in excellent shape! You can find more information from the local Ranger District. 


Camping near by:

Peace Valley Camp Ground, Marble NC – Located just 1 mile from the new Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel, the beauty and solitude of the Great Smoky Mountains make this KOA an ideal spot to settle in and relax for a while. Enjoy shaded RV Sites and Tent Sites along the Valley River, as well as four luxurious Deluxe Cabins.

Persimmion Creek Campground and Trout Farm, Murphy NC – Persimmon Creek campground is located only 13 miles from the Ocoee River, and is in the heart of some of the best motorcycle/mountain bike riding in the country.

Hanging Dog US Forest Service Campground, Murphy NC- Serving as a place where those weary from the hustle and bustle of daily life can retreat to to regain a sense of calm and serenity. Llocated just 7 miles west of Murphy.  Make a left on Peachtree Street (which later becomes Tennessee Street and later becomes Joe Brown Highway).  Turn right at blinking light onto Hanging Dog Road traveling approximately 4.5 miles, passing the Grandview Missionary Baptist Church and the Fire Station.  Turn left onto Ed Graves Road and continue to the park which is on the right.

Jackrabbit Mountain, Hayesville, NC – Jackrabbit Mountain Campground offers scenic lakeside camping in the beautiful Nantahala National Forest of southwestern North Carolina. The campground is located on a peninsula on Lake Chatuge, a dammed lake on the Hiwassee River. The facility is also equipped with accessible showers, flush toilets and picnic shelters.

Georgia Mountain Fair Grounds, Hiawassee GA -The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds are located along the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge in the north Georgia mountain community of Hiawassee. The Fairgrounds offer a wide-variety of unique venues and beautiful year-round camping facilities.

Bald Mountain Fair Grounds, Hiawassee GA- Bald Mountain Camping Resort has been referred to as a “Little Slice of Heaven in the Mountains of Georgia!” Whatever your needs are, they will be fulfilled – full hook-up RV sites with cable TV, wireless internet, picnic tables and fire rings. New cabin rentals are also available.

Enota Mountain Retreat, Hiawassee GA – Enota is the perfect mountain escape to spend time with your friends and family.  Enota is a non-profit conservation facility committed to preserving our beautiful land with a number of accommodations including vacation rental cabins, full hook-up RV camping sites, pop-up and tent camping sites and a Retreat Center for conferences, groups, events and seminars.  Enota is rated to be in the top 100 camping destinations in the country.


The Poltrock Team – REMAX Mountain Properties – – – Call Toll Free 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496