Bear Paw Resort Effectively Issues a Moratorium of New Home Construction Due to Water Supply

When it comes to building a new construction home, the availability of water is crucial. Bear Paw Resort is a great community here in Murphy NC and the utility company just issued a notice that affects all lot owners and prospective buyers of lot owners.

On April 21, 2023, Utilities, Inc. (formerly Carolina Water) informed the Bear Paw Service District that they do not have enough water supply to accommodate new construction homes. They have already invested a significant amount of money in drilling two new wells within the Service District, but unfortunately, these wells do not provide enough continuous water flow to meet further increased demand for water.

As a result, the BPSD has received advice not to issue any additional new house-build permits. It is important to note that water is crucial for any house to be built and to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy from the Building Department in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Without an adequate water supply, new home construction simply cannot occur.

It is understandable to have questions about whether your proposed building plan will have access to water. In this case, it is recommended that you reach out to Utilities, Inc. directly to discuss your concerns and options. They can be reached at 1-800-525-7990 or their website is here at

This news may be disappointing for those who were hoping to settle down and build their dream home in Bear Paw. However, it is imperative to prioritize the availability and sustainability of water resources for the entire community. The BPSD will continue to work with Utilities, Inc. to find a resolution and keep residents informed of any updates.

If you are considering purchasing a lot to build a house in Bear Paw, it is necessary to rethink your plans until this issue is resolved. Stay informed and updated on the situation, and we hope for a positive resolution in the near future.

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Spectacular Hiwassee Lake Front Home For Sale in Bear Paw Resort in Murphy NC

This spectacular LAKE HIWASSEE in Murphy NC Information DEEP WATER LAKEFRONT home for sale in Bear Paw Resort Information in Murphy NC has SO much to offer! comboTwo 2 massive porches to enjoy the lake, sloping yard, pavilion on the water, and a private dock let you enjoy the lake any way you want –  imagine swimming and boating all summer. The living room has high ceilings and tons of light. The french doors virtually merge the porch to the interior. Inside you have a master suite, loft, and a second bedroom which offers lots of space! The FULL FINISHED basement has a full bathroom and will make a great recreation room, sleeping quarters, and can easily be made to multiple more rooms. Located in Bear Paw, you have many amenities such as the marina, pool, tennis & basketball court, gated entrance, and more!


Privacy on 2.06 Acres in Bear Paw Resort in Murphy NC

PERFECT PRIVACY on an UNHEARD OF 2.06+/- acres in Bear Paw Resort!Eubanks (Main) This chalet home for Sale in Murphy NC has wonderful features and EVERYTHING Bear Paw has to offer! It’s in great shape and has been barely used. Wonderful covered porch, nice patio at the basement, AND 5 lots. Inside is a gas log fireplace, large loft bedroom with walk-in closet and private bath. Basement has a bedroom, a bonus room, and a storage/utility. You have access to the Bear Paw amenities including the pool, tennis courts, marina, Lake Hiwassee, gated entrance with 24-hr guard, and much more! A MUST SEE!

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Condominium in Bear Paw with Beautiful View of Lake Hiwassee in Murphy NC

This condominium has a beautiful view of Lake Hiawassee soCopenhaver (Main) big that it feels like you can drop a bobber in the water from your deck! That and the view of the mountains is quite spectacular in its own right. It is also mostly FURNISHED!  This condo in Bear Paw has practically no maintenance and features a charming kitchen with marble counter tops!  It also has a vaulted ceiling, living room with fireplace, a master suite, a second bedroom and bath, a dining room, and an office. Along with all this, you will have all the features of Bear Paw! A Gated Entrance, marina, pool, tennis court, pavilion, and so much more!

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2 Bedroom 2 Bath Home for Sale in Murphy on a Private Land

Amazing! This singlewide manufactured home for sale rests on approximately 7 ½ beautiful acres of land with lots of privacy right here in Murphy NC!

The home itself is extremely nice – it has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Not only that, it was built in 2005 with lots of upgrades – including a fireplace, TWO porches, a permanent foundation, extra insulation, an electric heat pump that provides central air conditioning and heat, and much more! It’s got a great floor plan and comes with all the major appliances. It’s ready to go! There are even two nice storage buildings and a double carport to keep your tools and toys.

The land is beautifully manicured and is truly park-like. The landscaping is impeccable and is designed to be low maintenance. With the stream running through the 7.5+/- acres, there’s so much you can do! There are many home sites and it’s extremely gentle. Not only that, you’re close to Lake Hiwassee, Bear Paw, and two marinas! If you’re looking for a reasonably priced home in the mountains that’s first class, this is it!

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Lake Front and Lake View Home for Sale in Bear Paw Resort in Murphy NC

Here’s a spectacular lake front and lake view home right in Bear Paw Resort in Murphy North Carolina. You’re overlooking a long range mountain view and looking over Lake Hiwassee. It’s truly an amazing view that’s unbelievable when you see it firsthand! The land is roughly 1.05 acres and, by the way, is FOUR TIMES the normal sized lot in Bear Paw! It even has frontage right on the lake! Nice!

The home itself has three bedrooms and two and a half baths. There’s even a double garage!  With roughly 2,980 square feet, this home is extremely spacious. It has many excellent features. There’s a nice rock fireplace, large living room with vaulted ceilings, a game room, a kitchen with lots of storage and all the major appliances, and more! The master suite is extraordinary! It’s very big and has double closets, a remarkable bathroom with a large garden tub, double vanities, water closet, and a shower too! The master suite even has its own screened in porch overlooking the amazing lake view. It’s truly stunning! There’s even a pool with the home!!

Not only does this home have a lot to offer, Bear Paw itself offers a lot! You’re just a few moments away from Mountain View Marina that’s located in Bear Paw. You’re also a short walk away from the community pond, pool, basketball court, volley ball court, and so much more. Bear Paw is truly a wonderful place to enjoy!

This stunning home is offered at an extraordinary price so check it out quick! You won’t find a better place at a better price on the lake!

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Mountain View Marina at Bear Paw Resort in Murphy NC on Lake Hiwassee

I must admit that we absolutely LOVE Lake Hiwassee in Murphy NC, and the four marinas that service lake goers are an absolute asset. Mountain View Marina is located right in the heart of Bear Paw Resort. Even though its located within a gated resort, it’s open to the public. Just tell the guard at the gate you’re headed the marina.

Mountain View Marina is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Murphy and close to the Hiwassee Dam. Certainly don’t let the distance deter you! It’s the nicest, most modern marina on the lake. It offers many things like:

  • Boat rentals of well maintained boats
  • Boat slips for on-the-water storage. It is the only marina you can leave your boat on the water year around. All others end up on the bank as the lake is lowered.
  • Boat lifts to keep your boat out of the water in your slip
  • Gas (what good marina doesn’t have gas? 🙂 )
  • A well stocked store with snacks, goodies, gear, ice cream, and everything you’ll need on the lake
  • NC Fishing Licenses
  • and lots more

You can call them at 828-644-5451 or visit their website at

We keep our boat there and have rented pontoon boats from them in the past. They always have great service, hospitality, and their boats are very nice. They even maintain a great site on Facebook and you can visit their website with more information at

Looking for real estate on the lake? Let The Poltrock Team help you! You can search all the Lakefront Homes and Homes in Bear Paw available here or let us do the work for you by using our dream home finder. See all the lakefront homes on Hiwassee and other surrounding lakes by clicking here. And don’t hesitate to call us on the phone! We’re here for YOU!

Here is a photo gallery of the marina in 2021. You can even see where they are adding additional slips.

Spring Break in Murphy NC

Here’s an article I wrote for the Cherokee Scout, our local newspaper. It was published in theirs magazine – Country Roadson Wednesday. Enjoy! 🙂

Spring Break – it’s the things legends are made of. Countless Hollywood movies have been created capturing hilarious Spring Break family vacations and college excursions. Here in the mountains, it’s a perfect opportunity for families to come and enjoy the bountiful selection of things to do that bond memories together forever.

On our website,, I wrote an article on Bear Paw Resort here in Murphy NC that said, “It is surprisingly common to have a middle-aged person come who spent their summers as a kid in Bear Paw and want to purchase a property so they can continue to enjoy and prolong those great memories that have captivated them for years.” I received a call from a gentleman a week or so ago saying, “I’m one of those guys!” Now, he wants to come back to Murphy, NC to create the same fond memories in the minds of his young children so they too can look back at family vacations and Spring Breaks in the mountains.

However, fond memories are certainly not confined to Bear Paw. There are lots of opportunities throughout Murphy and Cherokee County. Fortunately, we are not a “Panama City Beach Spring Break” type partying place. We are the retreat for both couples and families.

There are so many things to do here in Murphy NC! In fact, I have quite a comprehensive list on our website. Things like ATVing, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, antiquing, farmer’s markets, festivals, Field of the Wood, zoo, flying, and so much more leave something everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re an adult or 5, you’re bound to find something to do and build those memories that last a lifetime.

So many folks come here on Spring Break, or another vacation, and find they absolutely love it! Murphy is one of the few places on earth that the more you come, the harder it gets to leave. It grows on your soul and becomes part of you. That’s why so many people choose to buy land or a permanent/vacation/retirement home. Land offers the opportunity of owning a sliver of the place you love.  A home provides instant use so on the few times per year you can break away, you have that special place to come to awaiting your arrival. Or, if you’re lucky enough, you can move here full time and become a true Murphy-onian.

No matter your age, no matter the ages of your family or lack of, I hope you have a wonderful Spring Break. Make it something that touches the heart and soul of those around you. Be certain to explore the opportunities that lie close to you. Leave no rock unturned and genuinely enjoy the time off to recharge your batteries and create memories that last decades.

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The Big Sweep – A Lake Hiwassee Cleanup in Murphy NC

Lake Hiwassee is a gorgeous resource here in Murphy, and I find myself writing about it often in many different articles. A week ago today was the annual Big Sweep. It’s an arranged group of folks who spend at least half their Saturday on Lake Hiwassee cleaning up trash in different coves. Jessica and I did it, and I have to admit, it was a lot of fun! We even did it on our canoe, so we paddled the whole way! It was a bit more work, but I have to admit, it got us to places where larger boats would’ve had trouble and was fun.

It was organized by Silas Allen, our very own head of the Cherokee Building Department, and Susan Hersh (who I might add is the “face” of the Building Department as you always see her running the show when you go in 🙂 ) It takes ton of preparation and organization, and thanks to them, the turnout was great. There were roughly 130 volunteers, 20 boats, and an estimated 20,000 pounds of trash taken from the shores of the lake. This year’s focus was right around Bear Paw. It was such a great event – it was on the front Page of this week’s Cherokee Scout newspaper.

The majority of the trash come from the rivers, creeks, and streams that are tributaries to Lake Hiwassee. It’ll come from someone’s yard and eventually end up in Lake Hiwassee. We found lots of things in the lake such as tennis balls, countless plastic bottles, Skoal cans, tires, coolers, televisions, and tons more. It’s amazing how many things end up in the lake, and it was nice to know we were able to make a difference.

Boat Marinas in Murphy NC on Lake Hiwassee

Mountain View Marina in Bear Paw Resort

Now that Lake Hiwassee is full of water and the weather in Murphy NC is really getting nice and warm, now is the time to be enjoying the lake! To help with that, we are fortunate to have several good boat marinas here in Murphy. Most of them are smaller, local family operations – which makes them a great place to do business!

Be sure to click the link on the name of the marina as we put more information available on them.

  • Duke’s Marina – 828-835-3332 – Located in Hanging Dog off of Joe Brown Highway, you’ll find Duke’s after you go a little ways past the Hanging Dog Forest Service Campground and Boat Ramp. They offer a boat launch, fuel, pontoon boat rentals, fishing supplies, slips, and more.
  • Shook’s Marina – 828-837-2863 – Located in the Unaka area of Hanging Dog, Shook’s offers boat slips, boat rentals, gas, food, fishing supplies, and more.
  • Mountain View Marina (in Bear Paw Resort) – 828-644-5451 – this nice marina is situated right in the heart of Bear Paw in the Hiwassee Dam Community of Murphy (west side of Lake Hiwassee). They offer boat rentals, slips, fuel, a marina store, and more.
  • Harbor Cove Marina – 828-644-0661 – Located just before you get to Bear Paw in Hiwassee Dam. They have slips, fuel, and more.

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