Murphy Riverwalk in Murphy NC is a Great Part of Konaheeta Park

The Town of Murphy NC has some wonderful things for you to do. I personally love the Murphy Riverwalk and use it to walk and run as much as my schedule allows. It’s the perfect opportunity to get outside and see some gorgeous scenery and features of our area.

It has many different trails you can follow. It runs from the L&N Depot (which is a couple hundred yards to the left of Nantahala Bank and Chevelle’s Restaurant), along the Hiwassee River and the Valley River and all the way to Konaheeta Park. It then ties into the many different paths you can follow at the Park and even into downtown Murphy NC if you like.

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It’s such pretty scenery I thought I would share a few pictures I took one day. Enjoy and I hope you take the opportunity to check it out! 🙂

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Gorgeous Creek Front Log Home For Sale With Community Access to Hiwassee River

Gorgeous log home in Highland Creek! This home has a FULL FINISHED BASEMENT and is creek front! Not only that, you have community access to the Hiwassee River and use of the pavilion. You can enjoy your home and trout fish right from the community pavilion. The home itself is stunning with wood & tile floors throughout!  Vaulted ceiling, open split floor plan, and metal roof make this the perfect home!  The awesome porch and decks have a great view of the property and the creek.  The paved road leads to the driveway and spacious parking area. Home has a great full basement with lots of space, and much more! Check this home out below and be certain to arrange an appointment to see it today!

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BIG Rainbow Trout Caught in Murphy NC on Brasstown Creek and Hiwassee River

There was a BIG Rainbow Trout caught this weekend in Murphy NC! We were visiting my wife’s family and one of Jessica’s cousins came in with this enormous trout! They had just caught it where the Hiwassee River intersects with Brasstown Creek close to Clay’s Corner. This trout was 15 pounds! So if you’re looking for Things to Do in Murphy NC, fishing is always a great thing!

Happy fishing!

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Hiwassee River Front and Mountain View Home for Sale in Murphy NC

WOW is the first thing I’ve got to say about this home! It is simply stunning! This home offers so much, it’s unbelievable. This home is brand new and is officially a 2 bedroom, 3 and a ½ bath home – and at approximately 3,472 square feet, and despite its 2 bedroom status, let’s just say you have LOTS of bonus rooms that can be used for anything! And with roughly 2.91 acres that fronts on the Hiwassee River and a HUGE river and mountain view, you’ve got a home worth bragging about! So here are some more great details about the home.

When you pull up, you’ll notice the two car garage on the basement level. It’s fully finished inside with drywall and even an alarm system for your security. As you step into the living area of the house, you’ll first notice one of the many bonus rooms. As you step up to then the main level, this is where this home begins to truly shine.

The kitchen is equipped with tile floors and gorgeous cabinetry. The granite countertops truly accentuate their stunning colors. You’ve got an amazing view right from the kitchen and living room! The living room has a beautiful stone fireplace with gas logs already in place for you to enjoy.  The rest of the home is equally impressive and functional. And when you check out the master suite, you’ll surely fall in love! It has an year-round mountain and river view – plus all the amenities. It has a private bathroom with double vanities and large tub, a big walk-in closet, and a simply huge bedroom with lots of space.

The view, oh, the view. The incredible long range mountain and Hiwassee River view makes you feel like you own the entire Hiwassee River Valley. It’s incredible! It’s at a great angle where you have a long view of the noisy river. There’s mountain views from every turn and most every room – and they’re all impressive. Not only that, you get the views from every level of the home!

This home is unlike any you’ve seen – and its well priced too! And its true what they say about location being the most important part of real estate. This home is in River’s Ridge, which is an excellent community with paved roads thats close to downtown and Cherokee Hills golf course. You can’t beat it!

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The Hiwassee Dam Hydroelectric Dam in Murphy NC

The Hiwassee Dam is one of my favorite things to see here in Murphy NC. If I’m showing homes or land in the area, I always love to take folks to see it. At 307 feet, Hiwassee Dam is the third tallest dam in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) system. It stretches 1,376 feet from bank to bank of the river, and I must admit, is an amazing sight to stand at the bottom of and see just how big it really is. It was part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal to provide work for people and help bring the United States out of the Great Depression.

Named after the Hiwassee River, the dam is responsible for creating Lake Hiwassee and generating an impressive 185 Megawatts of power.


Construction began on Hiwassee Dam on July 15, 1936, and it officially opened for operation on February 8, 1940. At a price tag of 24 million at that time, it was a sizable, and expensive, undertaking. It had dual purposes – to generate power for the region and provide flood control for the Chattanooga area, which is why you see the waters of Lake Hiwassee lower in the colder seasons of the year.

Building the dam required purchasing 24,102 acres. It took 3,836 acres that had to be completely cleared. What’s even more amazing is that it required 261 families, 462 graves, and 25 miles of roads that had to be completely relocated to a new area.


So while you’re here in Murphy, you certainly need to go see the Hiwassee Dam. It’s a great area attraction that’s beautiful in its own right. To get to it from Murphy, take 64 West. Turn right on 294. Follow to a right on Hiwassee Dam Access Road. Follow it a few miles and you’ll drive right over the dam.

Sources cited: TVA and Wikipedia