The Murphy KOA is nestled in the Southwest North Carolina mountains with short trips to many area attractions.
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.
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and The Great Smoky Mountain Railway are both a 45 minute drive from the Murphy KOA. The BRSR is in the "Antique Capital" of Georgia, Blue Ridge. Enjoy the ride along the beautiful Toccia River in climate controlled or open air cabins.
The GSMR winds through two tunnels and 25 bridges through the majestic Nantahala Forest. Travel along the Little Tennessee and the Nantahala River on your way to Fontana Lake. Full and partial day trips are available for both Trains and be sure to visit their websites for more information.
John C. Campbell Folk School, a 12 minute ride from the Park, provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. The School is located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, and offers year-round week long and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing. Folks come together in this haven, tucked in the beautiful western North Carolina mountains, to have creative and fun learning experiences. Concert Series The Folk School's free Friday night concert series features some of the finest regional and national acts performing old-time, bluegrass, folk, gospel and Celtic music. Community Dances Community dances are usually held every other Saturday evening and are relished by local residents and visitors who enjoy contra and square dancing to live music. Nature Trails Numerous walking trails meander the 300-acre campus, including the Rivercane Walk, a creek side trail with art honoring the Cherokee heritage of the Appalachian area.