The westernmost entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Cherokee, NC is an hour drive east of Murphy KOA. As a member of the Blue Ridge Parkway Association our location is the perfect stopover to and from the Parkway.
Our Valley River is a North Carolina hatchery supported waterway. NC Fishing Regulations
We are committed to protecting the environment by recycling, conserving water and electricity, and being good stewards of our property.
Our Friend Ken on Fishing Pole Lane provides canoe/kayak trips with his own equipment and will even pick you up at the Campground. It is approximately an 1.5 hr float and please call or email ahead for more information.
You can also float on your own into Murphy.
Also, throwing stuff in the river is bad.
No problem. We're here for you. Or call us 828-837-6223.
Many campers arrive at Murphy KOA and wish they could stay longer. Please indicate at check-in, if extending your visit is an option, and confirm with us in the office as soon possible.
2 day cancellation policy for RV and Tent Sites
2 week cancellation policy for Deluxe Cabins.
Only registered guests may use our pool.
We require Recreational Vehicles to be in good and clean condition. All systems and mechanisms need to be in proper working order. We reserve the right, in our judgment, to refuse RV's in poor or unsatisfactory condition.
Bring them along, pets are welcome. They love the 1 acre pet play (run) area. If you leash your pet outside please accompany them. For safety, please walk pets around the perimeter of the Campground and/or along the river. The pathway to the pet area is between sites 9 and 32. Thank you.
One vehicle is permitted with a reservation and at a site/cabin. If you are traveling with additional vehicles overflow parking is available but please call ahead.
If you have guests visiting while you are here (human beings not indicated on your reservation),
1. Let us know.
2. Have them register in the office prior to entering.
3. Let us know.
4. Tell them to register.
5. All of the above.
Visitors and guests are not permitted to bring pets and only registered Campers have access to campground amenities and facilities. Like Disney, those with tickets (reservations) get to use the Park.
We look forward to welcoming you to our peaceful riverfront retreat in SW North Carolina.After a career in the hospitality industry, Matt Walters is the owner of Murphy/Peace Valley KOA. Originally from Pennsylvania, Matt lived and worked in Southwest Florida for 11 years prior to arriving at Murphy/Peace Valley KOA. Matt sees the true beauty of the Park and looks forward to spending time getting to know each and every guest. The Campground provides an atmosphere for everyone to relax and enjoy the pristine surroundings. The Park opened in 1980 as Riverbend Campground then in 2004 became Peace Valley Campground. In 2009 the Park converted to Murphy/ Peace Valley KOA. You will see Matt both in the office and around the Campground working to assure a GREAT guest experience. In his off time Matt enjoys fishing anywhere he can and for trout in the Valley River.
As a KOA campground, Matt embraces the KOA family. “I constantly think about what I can do to make the accommodations, grounds, and services better so every Camper will enjoy their visit. My staff and I want to treat all guests the way we want to be treated.
We are pleased with how our new neighbor has helped the area. The Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino and UltraStar Entertainment Center is one mile away.”