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The sleepy mountainous community of Marble, North Carolina, sits deep within the Nantahala National Forest. Far from any major cities, with the closest being Asheville to the northeast and Chattanooga to the west, Marble is the perfect place to rent an RV if you want to reconnect with nature and get away from big city living. Here in Cherokee County, there is a lot to learn about the indigenous people and the history of the area, as well as beautiful surroundings to enjoy.

The root of Marble's name is interesting and is key to the history of this quaint town. After the Trail of Tears, a large amount of marble was found in the area, making this the perfect mining town. A quarry was set up, and marble was shipped via the newly built railway line. At its height, the town of Marble declared it would line all of its sidewalks with marble as it was so abundant; wealthy people came from all around the country came to marvel at this lavishness. However, the project was never completed, and Marble now feels more like a classic Western ghost town than a thriving mining town. With this old-time atmosphere, you may discover some unique history and sights when you book an RV in Marble.

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The Great Outdoors

There's a lot of outdoor territory to explore and discover when you book an RV rental in Marble. Due to Marble being located in Nantahala National Forest, there's plenty to explore right on your doorstep. Full of valleys and mountains, Nantahala comes from the Cherokee word meaning "land of the noonday sun" as the sun does not reach the valley floor until midday. The largest of North Carolina's national forests, there's no shortage of activities to enjoy. Visitors have the opportunity to go fishing along the Hiwassee River, a popular place to catch trout. There are lots of hiking trails and small mountains to climb, with there's a scenic overlook at the highest point in the park. Other activities include horseback riding, hunting, and even water sports.

If you're in the area and looking for a beautiful place to have a picnic, then you might want to head to the nearby town of Murphy and the Fires Creek recreation area. The main reason to head down this way is to see Leatherwood Falls. Though not the most impressive waterfall in the world, the falls run over many rock formations and into a cove before flowing into Fires Creek. It's an excellent place to sit and relax, and there's also a designated path if you want to go for a bit of a hike around the creek.

Another breathtaking national park worth visiting when you rent an RV in Marble is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This famous national park is one of the most visited in the country, with its diverse wildlife, beautiful mountains, and long history. There are endless sights to see and hikes to be taken including to Charles Bunion. This is a hike up the Appalachian Trail to a stone outcrop with a panoramic view of the park. Hikers might spot some rare wildlife on the way; it's probably best to bring some bear spray just in case.

RV Parks

There's no shortage of places to stay when you rent an RV in Marble, NC. Just outside of Marble is the Valley River RV Resort. This resort offers about 100 paved sites equipped with full hookups, offering both 30 and 50 amp service options. There's also room for big rigs if you'd rather have a pull-through or slide-out campsite. Valley River offers lots of extras, including a pool, game room, and a private fishing lake.

Another place to park your RV rental near Marble is close to the town of Murphy. Rivers Edge Mountain RV Resort offers spacious, paved sites with full hookups, and there are sites available with pull-through access for big rigs. There's also Wi-Fi, and the nearby Nottely River is great for an afternoon fishing trip.

Exploring the City

Due to Marble's small size, there's not a lot to do within the city limits, however, Cherokee County and the surrounding area has some great activities and historical sites. There's also the basics available in nearby Murphy, with a few restaurants and stores located here. If you're looking to learn more about the history of the area, then you might want to take a trip to the Cherokee Historical Museum, located in nearby Murphy. This museum celebrates the history of the Cherokee tribe, with over 2,000 Cherokee artifacts on display. It also documents to Trail of Tears and subsequent pioneer settlers moving to the area, giving a unique insight into a difficult time in U.S. history.

Another interesting sight to see when you consider an motorhome rental in Marble is the Hiwassee Dam. This dam was created to provide power and flood prevention to the surrounding area and is perfect if you want to enjoy a view of the Hiwassee River while picnicking with family or your pup. There's also the Hiwassee Reservoir, which is ideal for watersports with its calm current and wide area.

If you're looking for something a bit different, then you might consider a visit to the Christian-based theme park in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains near Murphy. It includes Bible-themed attractions such as a replica of Golgotha Hill and Prayer Mountain, comprised of over 300 steps with over 25 biblical teachings.

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