General Campground Information

Access Gate/Vehicles

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

Visitors and Guests

Use of campground amenities are for the use of registered camping guests only. 


Mowing Schedule 12noon-2pm Monday-Thursday.

Pet Policy

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.


Only registered guests may use our pool.

Arriving without a reservation?

No problem. We're here for you. Or call us 828-837-6223.

RV Condition

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.

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 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.”