My family and I recently took a weekend trip to a popular spot in the Cherokee National Forest and I had to share! Bald River Falls is in the Cherokee National Forest just outside Tellico TN. It’s only a 23 mile distance, yet takes about an hour and a half to get there. When you’re looking for things to do in and around Murphy, NC, this should definitely make your list! This was a rare treat – the waterfall is completely frozen! Watch the video below to see more!
Shoal Creek Falls is a beautiful waterfall in Western North Carolina. Located in a secluded area of Murphy NC, you’ll be able to enjoy the tranquility the area offers.
Shoal Creek Falls is probably about 30′ tall and cascades across multiple rock layers. It rushes down and crashes through several other smaller sections. It ultimately spills into Lake Appalachia. See below for a short video of the falls so you can see them first hand!
Directions to Shoal Creek Falls: From Murphy, take 64 West to a right on Highway 294. Go to a right on Hiwassee Dam Access Road. Follow across the Hiwassee Dam and keep going several more miles to a left on Morrow Rd. Left on Prospect Road. Once you turn on Prospect, roll down your windows and listen for the falls – you can’t miss them!
When you’re in Murphy, there are so many great natural spectacles within a short driving distance. Just South of Blairsville GA and barely past Vogel State Park, you’ll find Helton Creek Falls. It is a short drive down a gravel road to a parking area. The hike is easy and about a half mile. You’ll find there are two falls – the lower fall and upper. We preferred the upper as it is tall and has a great swimming pool at the base. You can see it all from their observation deck or walk around it to enjoy the water itself. Be prepared though, the water is cold!
Directions from Murphy NC: Take 64 West to a left on 19/129 at the traffic light by the Flea Market and Hot Spot gas station. Follow into GA and Blairsville. Go straight through the traffic light to pass McDonalds. Take a left on the next traffic light on Blue Ridge Street. Go to the traffic circle and take the 2nd exit on GA-11/19/129. Go 11+/- miles to a left on Helton Creek Road just past Vogel. You’ll see the parking area and trailhead to your right in about 2 miles.
Enjoy our pictures of our day trip below. You can click the picture for a larger image 🙂
See our whole list of Things to Do in Murphy NC
Part of nature’s beauty in Murphy, North Carolina is not just spectacular long range mountain views. Lower elevations show God’s beauty in the form of rushing water falls! Here is Beaverdam Creek, which is a rushing creek that could almost be a river.
It is accessed off of Joe Brown Highway and runs through the Hanging Dog, Beaverdam, and Unaka communities.
Call, click, or email and let us know if you are interested in real estate on this creek or others. We’d be happy to help you find it and can email you all the properties available!
We wish you were here, so we thought we’d bring Beaverdam Creek’s waterfall to you! Take a minute out of your day to enjoy the sound of the rushing waterfall…
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!
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROPERTY
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)
John and Jessica Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM at RE/MAX of Murphy NC – Everything Real Estate in the Mountains of Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.com – JohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call Toll Free (877) 837-3002 and demand the POLTROCK TEAM!