Local Attractions

White Water Rafting photo 3There is so much to enjoy in Murphy, North Carolina.  Hanging Dog Creek campground is conveniently located just minutes from many family attractions including, white water rafting, canoeing, quality golf, fishing, casino, antique car shows and much more.  We even have a good ole’ fashion flea market right in downtown.  Below are just a few local attractions you may be interested in.

White Water Rafting:

The Nantahala river offers mild, but exciting family friendly rapids.  The river is approximately eight miles long and has Class 2 and Class 3 rapids.  Below are just a few of our favorites.


The Ocoee River is one of the most popular white water rivers in the nation.   Raft one of the ten best whitewater rivers in the country as rated by Canoe Magazine.  It has been chosen as the site of several national whitewater championships and was the home of the 1996 Olympic Whitewater competition.


Antiquing and Flea Markets:

Come and spend a quiet afternoon at our local antique-flea market located right in downtown Murphy.  I am sure you will find a hidden treasure there!

ATving and Jeep Trails:

Hanging Dog Creek Campground welcomes jeepers and ATV clubs.  Check out the websites listed below for more information regarding jeep trails.


Other Family Fun Attractions:



Fields of the Woods

Cherokee County Museum

John C. Campbell Folk School

and so much more!

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