82 Acres of Land for Sale Completely Surrounded By National Forest in Murphy NC

How would you like to be COMPLETELY surrounded by US National Forest Land?IMG_2447 Look NO FURTHER for such a rare find! This 82+/- acre parcel is for sale in Murphy NC and is surrounded by US Forest Service on ALL FOUR sides! It has a beautiful creek and INCREDIBLE mountain views! Perfect privacy from this property with all the land you can imagine. Roughed in roads, gated entrance, and power is right there at the property. Can’t beat it or find another like it!

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Amazing Mountain Chalet Home Adjoining US Forest Service For Sale in Murphy NC!!

Grimes (111) MainDon’t miss this amazing mountain chalet home adjoining US Forest Service Land for lots of privacy! This home for sale in Murphy NC is awesome!  The entire basement is your private master suite – complete with a whirlpool bath tub and gas log pot belly stove! Main level has a great kitchen, a bonus room (makes a great office, bedroom, etc), and a nice bath. The loft is neat – you’ve got to see it! The deck is outdoor living at its best – it’s unreal!

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Two Cabins for sale in Davis Creek Area of Murphy NC in 50k Range! Close to US Forest Service!

Cabin for Sale for only $54,800

It’s hard to find a great cabin in the 50,000 range anywhere – and it’s even harder to find TWO!! Here are two amazing cabins that are close together in the Davis Creek area of Murphy North Carolina. The cabins will make a great get-a-way cabin for you or will be great investments as rental cabins.

They are located in an incredibly peaceful area of Murphy. Located about 15 minutes to downtown Murphy, they are close enough to come enjoy all that Murphy offers, yet far enough away you can enjoy all nature has to offer. And even though they don’t adjoin US Forest Service, the cabins are LITERALLY a stone’s throw from TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES of United States Forest Service Land.

Here are some other excellent features of the cabins:

  • Gas log fireplace
  • Log Siding
  • Metal Roof

    Cabin for Sale for only $49,800
  • Wood Floors
  • Approximately 600 Square Feet
  • Paved Road right to it!
  • Wonderful porch to enjoy nature
  • Hear the loud waters of Davis Creek from the porch!

If this looks like the cabin you’d like to buy in the Murphy North Carolina, I encourage you to ask fast – these cabins have had tons of activity this week and will surely sell soon!

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Cherokee Lake in Murphy NC on Forest Service Land

Cherokee Lake is a beautiful place to have a picnic, fish, relax, and enjoy right here in Murphy NC. It’s largely brought to us by the US Forest Service, who is responsible for maintaining the grounds. On the grounds, you’ll find a great dock to fish from, a large picnic pavilion, picnic tables scattered around with grills you can use, and walking trails so you can venture into the woods and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

It’s located in the Hiwassee Dam community of Murphy right off of 294. To get there, you will take Highway 64 West, make a right on 294. Follow that a couple miles to the entrance to Cherokee Lake on your right hand side. It’s just before the brand new bridge.

Be sure to check it out, have a picnic, and enjoy the outdoors! 😉

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4th of July 2009 was a Blast in Murphy NC!

This fourth of July was a highly anticipated and much appreciated break for many people, and the same is true in Murphy NC! Yours truly was even looking forward a break and enjoying Lake Hiwassee.

Lake Hiwassee is absolutely beautiful this year. The water level is very high, the dam is in full operation keeping the level high, and all the marinas are in full swing! We got to put our boat in at the Hanging Dog Forest Service Campground and enjoy time with friends and family. Kudos to the Forest Service for the NEW boat launch – it’s great!

Murphy’s downtown fireworks were great! We missed the intro because we were a bit late getting there, and if it is anything like what we saw, it was a phenomenal show!

And most importantly, thank you to all our Veterans and all of those in the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, and all other servicemen who are responsible for making America the greatest nation in the entire world. We owe our freedom to you and the 4th of July celebrates you and all those who have given their lives in the fight to free our nation and keep it free. Thank you for all you do.

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Enjoying the Water on Hiwassee Lake in Murphy NC This Weekend!

This weekend turned out to be bright and gorgeous! After a long day of showing real estate to some prospective buyers on Saturday, it really was a treat to get out boating on Lake Hiwassee this Sunday.

We put in the boat at the Hanging Dog Forest Service area here in Murphy and then rode all the way to the Hiwassee Dam.

This year is exceptionally beautiful because Hiwassee is practically full! After a couple of years with low rainfall and low water levels on Hiwassee, it’s genuinely a treat to see it that full. It’s beautiful with all the Forest Service it has surrounding it, and yesterday was no exception. It’s great to ride for miles and only see nature around. Natural shoreline is certainly the majority on Hiwassee since it’s only 7% developed and Forest Service owns the rest.

If you’ve not been fishing or skiing on Hiwassee, you should! Much of the water is like glass since the channels are long, slender, and blocked from wind by the mountains. You can find a cove and just enjoy yourself and likely not see another person in your cove!

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3/2 Cabin Home in Tarheel West for Sale – Great Home!!! US Forest Service, Creeks, Waterfalls, and 10 Minute Walk to Lake Hiwassee!!!

This home is Now SOLD!! Click here to see our current real estate listings for sale in Murphy NC.  

Try to find something like it, well, good luck! Here’s some of

the great points you can expect in this home:


  • +/- 7.48 Acres
  • Point in common with the United States Forest Service
  • 3 Bedrooms, Two Baths
  • Flawless Interior Decoration
  • Great Community
  • Hike to Lake Hiwassee in 10 Minutes
  • Enjoy the waterfalls, creeks/streams
  • Located in the great community of Tarheel in Murphy NC
  • Very young home built by a very reputable builder
  • and a whole lot more!


Could I build another home on the property since there’s so much land? Absolutely! This property is actually comprised of 3 seperate lots put together. The other two have really good homesites on them as well. The well produces enough water to support multiple homes, so there would not even be a need to drill another well. Just go through the permitting process like you would for any other home and you’ll be able to take it from there.

Do I have to pay road or water fees? Nope. This property has its own private well and is a state maintained road almost right to the property. The road to it is paved and it has its own private driveway.

What are the taxes like? The 2008 tax bill was just shy of $1600. It’s currently done as two different parcels and you could possibly save a few bucks on your tax bill by combining the parcels for tax purposes.

How far would I be from town? Less than 5 minutes from downtown Murphy. The nice thing about this home is you’re close to town, own a lot of acreage, and are extremely private.

Where’s the waterfall in relation to the home? About a hundred yards or so away. You can sit on the back porch and listen to it.

Would it make a great rental? Absolutely. Folks tend to like uniqueness and privacy while not being in the boondocks when they rent a vacation home. This is it to a T. The owners themselves don’t have it on any rental pool, so if you would like more information about renting it out when you buy it, you can speak to our rental office to find out more information.

Are there any restrictions? Yup! They’re very basic restrictions that are designed to keep your property values up while still letting you use it. Things like no home less than 975 square feet, no mobile homes, and your dreams of owning a pig farm in the mountains is done for! 😉 You can download a set of the Tarheel West restrictions here. (It will reference a road fee but it has been eliminated since the state took over the main road in Tarheel West)

Can I see some documentation on it? Yup! Click here for the survey of the home. Click here for the floor plan. You can also get the restrictions here.

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Boating and Fishing Fun on Lakes around Murphy, North Carolina!

It’s not always about the property you can buy and the types of real estate for sale in Murphy, NC. If there’s nothing to do, it’s no fun! Fortunately if you love the water, Murphy has a lot for everyone. Check out some of the base information available about boating and fishing in Murphy:

Appalachia Lake
Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina is Appalachia Lake. This beautiful lake has 31 miles of shoreline and over 1,000 acres of water. Most of the shoreline is preserved by Nantahala National Forest with no developed recreation areas making it an excellent place to seek solitude. It is ideal for canoes and kayaks, but can easily accommodate a sport boat. Game fish in Appalachia Lake include small mouth and large mouth bass, white bass, walleye and trout.
Lake Blue Ridge
Lake Blue Ridge is one of North Georgia’s most beautiful mountain lakes with 65 miles of shoreline. Most of the lake is located within the Chattahoochee National Forest and is managed by the USDA Forest Service. Bass, bream, catfish, perch, and crappie call this lake home. Additionally, Walleye can be caught here and it’s of the few lakes south of The Great Lakes where that can be accomplished. There are numerous facilities on the lake including campsites, public swimming and picnic areas, boat ramps, and a full-service   marina.
Lake ChatugeChairs Watching Lake Chatuge in Western North Carolina
Chatuge Lake is a picturesque lake with 130 miles of shoreline in the Appalachian Mountains. Located on the Hiwassee River in western North Carolina the reservoir is 13 miles long and extends into North Georgia. Thousands of visitors come each year for the sport fishing this lake offers. Try your luck catching any of the 32 species of fish such as small mouth bass, large mouth bass, spotted bass, striped white bass, sunfish and crappie. Some facilities include a boat ramp, boat rentals, camping, picnicking, and you can even play a round of golf at Chatuge Shores Golf Course overlook Lake Chatuge.
Lake Hiwassee
Lake Hiwassee is located on the Hiwassee River in Murphy NC of Western North Carolina and is primarily fed by the Hiwassee, Nottely, and Valley rivers. The lake is surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest which offers stunning scenery and has almost 180 miles of shoreline and more than 200 feet deep in places. Several recreation areas allow public access to the lake with boat ramps, camping, hiking trails and picnic areas. There are even four marinas servicing Lake Hiwassee.
Nantahala Lake
Nantahala Lake is located in the Wayah Ranger District in Macon County, North Carolina. Some of the shoreline is publicly owned and is managed by the Nantahala National Forest and while the lake is regulated and maintained by Duke Power Company. There is one   public boat ramp.  Fish in the lake include walleye, crappie, sunfish, trout, bass, and is one of the few lakes in the Unites States clear and cold enough to support salmon.
Lake Nottely

Lake Nottely is located in Georgia within the Chattahoochee National Forest with 106 miles of shoreline. It is a popular place for fishing and boasts two marinas and several public boat ramps. There is a beach with a swimming area, campground, and picnic facilities.

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US Forest Service Land – A Major Murphy, North Carolina Resource

The US Forest Service accounts for a tremendous portion of Cherokee County’s landmass. According to the Cherokee County Mapping Department, the forest service operates a whoping 93,169.87 acres of public land in our county alone.

Having so much Forest Service, which is commonly known as the Nantahala Forest, is a huge asset to Murphy. Here are only a few resources available as a direct result of the Forest Service:

Another advantage is so much Forest Service will limit growth within Cherokee County. With roughly 1/3 of the county being public land, much of it cannot be built on. This will keep much of the natural beauty Murphy has very much alive and intact. It doesn’t take long to figure out why Murphy is still to this day referred to as “God’s Country.”

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Owassa Road in Murphy NC

OwassaVery seldom do you see a place in the United States have a unique name. In Murphy, we see many Indian and other names which you’re unlikely to see anywhere else. Today on our way back from visiting family in Pensacola, FL, I noticed a sign I never thought I’d see! I took this picture from my Blackberry driving 70 mph on a highway, and I’m surprised it even came out legible!

Owassa is a road on the Northwestern side of Cherokee County. Although it takes 20-30 minutes to get to from town, there’s some amazing sights there.

The largest attractions around Owassa Road is threefold: US Forest Service / Nantahala Forest land, Lake Appalachia, and privacy.

Owassa Road is in the Hiwassee Dam community of Murphy, North Carolina. It is accessible from the Northern part of Highway 294 and off of Camp Creek Road. It is also the road that leads into one of Lake Appalachia’s few communities with real estate for sale. It leads to Wilderness Lake Estates which offers lake views and lake front on of the most private communities.

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