General Campground Information


The Base Rate for all sites and cabins includes 2 adults and 2 children (under 13). Additional fees apply for over 4 people.

Access Gate/Vehicles

Arriving campers are issued a gate access code at check in. One (1) vehicle + RV is permitted.


We are connected to the Town of Murphy water supply. Washing vehicles and other excessive water uses are prohibited.

Bath House

Our laundry and bath house will periodically close during cold weather periods throughout the winter.

Visitors and Guests

Campground amenities for use by registered guests only. Visitors and their vehicles must register and park off site.

Pet Policy

Pets are welcome. Leashed, picked up after, and accompanied at all times.


Only registered guests may use our pool.

RV Condition

All RV's shall be in proper working order. We reserve the right, in our judgment, to refuse RV's in poor or unsatisfactory condition.

NC Green Travel Business

We are committed to protecting the environment by recycling, conserving water and electricity, and being good stewards of our property.

Cancellation Policy

2 day cancellation policy for RV and Tent Sites
2 week cancellation policy for Deluxe Cabins.

NC Fishing Regulations

Our Valley River is a North Carolina hatchery supported waterway. NC Fishing Regulations

Lengthen your stay?

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.

Blue Ridge Parkway

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.

Meet Your Hosts

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 worked in Sarasota, FL for 11 years prior to arriving at Murphy/Peace Valley.  The Park opened in 1980 as Riverbend Campground and renamed Peace Valley Campground in 2004. In 2009, the owners aligned with Kampgrounds of America and became Murphy/ Peace Valley KOA. You will see Matt both in the office and around the Campground working to assure a GREAT guest experience. 

As a KOA campground, Matt embraces the KOA family. “My days consist of making our accommodations, grounds, sites, and services better, so guests enjoy their visit". Nearly 50% of campers are repeat visitors, so it seems they are doing things the right way.
Our neighbor, The Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino and UltraStar Entertainment Center, thrives as one of the many attractions in the area.