Welcome to Murphy, an atmosphere unlike anywhere else. Friendly people and relaxing vibe in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Camping the way it should be.

Located just 1 mile from Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino and the new UltraStar Entertainment Center, the beauty and solitude of the Great Smoky Mountains make this KOA an ideal spot to settle in and relax for a while. Outdoor enthusiasts appreciate the campground's location for easy access to hiking, biking, rafting, riding, kayaking, and canoeing. Enjoy shaded RV Sites along the Valley River as well as four fully furnished Deluxe Cabins. Guests can wade into the water to cast their lines for trout, bass, brim, and catfish. Take a dip in the pool, join other campers in the game room lounge, pitch horseshoes, or play volleyball, basketball, and cornhole. Your pets have 2 fenced play areas, with one being over an acre and a small dog Kamp K9. We are a short drive from exciting whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River (Class III and IV rapids) or the mild, family-friendly Nantahala River. Take a scenic ride on the Cherohala Skyway, Tail of the Tragon, visit Fields of the Woods Bible Park or join in a class at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Pool: May 21 - September 20. Max pull thru: 70 feet.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 70' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/21 - 9/20)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 13-14, 2022

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 13th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 14th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 14 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Harrahs Cherokee Valley River Casino

Located 1 mile from our Campground is the new Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino. Come stay and try your luck!

777 Casino Dr.

Murphy, NC 28906

828-422-7777

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UltraStar Entertainment Center

Also 1 mile from the Campground is the new UltraStar Entertainment Center. UltraStar features 12  bowling lanes, a redemption arcade, billiards, and a full restaurant. It's nice.

777 Casino Dr.

Murphy, NC 28906

828-422-7777

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Piney Knob Trail System

Less than 5 minutes away.

Piney Knob Hill Road

Murphy, NC 28906

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Deals Gap, Tail of the Dragon, and other great rides throughout the area

One of the 'bucket list' rides for motorcycle enthusiasts. Only 30 minutes from the Campground and a beautiful ride just getting there. A perfect loop through the Dragons Tail, into Tennessee, and back to the Campground. Great rides up to Wayah and Brasstown Bald or down to Helen, GA.

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