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Discover Murphy

Murphy is an old town in Cherokee County nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The town, established in 1839, is set on the confluence of the Hiawassee and Valley Rivers in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Because of its location, Murphy is a wonderful place to experience the splendor and serenity of nature.

Besides offering opportunities for outdoor recreation, Murphy is a beautiful town with a historic downtown area. Unique shops, gourmet restaurants, and historic buildings restored to their former glory all find their place amid the tree-lined streets of historic downtown. If you’re looking to spend time relaxing and unwinding in a small mountain town, a camper rental in Murphy is the way to go.

The Great Outdoors

Lake Hiwassee in Murphy is considered one of the most scenic lakes in North Carolina. Surrounded by the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forest, the natural lake is fed by the Hiwassee, Nottely, and Valley Rivers and covers approximately 6,090 acres. In some places, the lake is more than 200 feet deep. Recreation activities at Lake Hiwassee include boating, fishing, swimming, and water skiing. All of this set against a stunning mountain landscape makes Lake Hiwassee one of the most spectacular lakes in the Carolinas.

If you’re looking for something a bit more intense, you might enjoy white water rafting in the popular Ocoee River. The Ocoee River is located in Ducktown, Tennessee and is known for hosting the canoe and kayak events during the 1996 Olympics. Winding through the Cherokee National Forest, the Ocoee River has several sections of class III and class IV rapids. Book a rafting trip with a local outfitter, or, if you’re up for the challenge, launch into the river yourself and put your paddling skills to the test.

When you book an RV rental in Murphy, you’ll also be in proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The North Carolina entrance to the park is not as busy as the entrance near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, so this is the way to go if you’re looking to escape the crowds a bit. The national park — which is the most visited in the United States — has over 850 miles of backcountry trails and is home to a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer, elk, turkeys, river otters, and more.

RV Parks

Search for an RV in Cherokee County and you can stay at one of the several RV parks in the area. One option is Rivers Edge Mountain RV Resort. The RV park is located along the banks of the Nottley River and the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. The resort has several back-in and pull-through sites, each with full hookups and 50 amp electrical service. Each campsite is outfitted with a picnic table, fire ring, and concrete parking pad. Amenities include an outside picnic pavilion and barbecue area, laundry facilities, and a private bathhouse with hot showers. Should you encounter an issue with your RV, full service certified RV mechanics are on site and provide services via appointment. Bring your pets, too, because they are welcome here.

Another option, in Marble, North Carolina, is Valley River RV Resort. Less than a 20-minute drive from Murphy, this RV park is located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. From your campsite, you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains, nibble on a picnic at the picnic facilities, or cozy up to a campfire in one of the communal firepits. You can also fish in the private pond, swim in the swimming pool, take a hot shower in the bathhouse, wash clothes in the laundry facility, or just take a walk along the scenic grounds. Each full hook-up site is outfitted with 30 and 50 amp electrical service, WiFi, and cable TV.

Exploring the City

Interested in learning more about Cherokee County? Then stop by the Cherokee County Historical Museum. In downtown Murphy, the museum displays the colorful history of Native American and pioneer settlers. The exhibits showcase more than 2,000 Cherokee artifacts, interpretations of local Cherokee culture and history, and vintage farm implements and household items. The museum also serves as the interpretive center for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.

Up for some gambling and entertainment? Check out the famous Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino in Murphy. The casino has a 60,000 square foot gaming space, over 1,000 popular slot machines, and several quick-bite restaurants as well as some casual dining facilities. When you’ve had your fill of dining, drinks, and dice, you can spend the night in one of the rooms in the resort or park your Murphy camper rental nearby.

Another unique thing to experience in Murphy is Fields of the Wood. This biblically-based theme park encompasses over 200 acres of rolling valleys, mountains, streams, and dense forests. Concrete markers are placed throughout the park depicting Bible stories in a most unique way. There are also several replicas of Biblical structures, including a baptismal pool, the Garden Tomb, and Golgotha Hill. But perhaps the park’s most notable feature is an enormous depiction of the Ten Commandments, which is best seen from an aerial view. Whether you have religious convictions or not, it might be worth checking out when you book a motorhome rental in Murphy.

Looking to escape and unwind? Book a travel trailer rental in Murphy, and let your next vacation begin.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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Have an RV delivered directly to your home and start your adventure from your front door—or add a spare room for family to stay while they’re in town.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

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  • Hanging Dog Campground Trail, NCMurphy, NC
  • Fires Creek Rim Trail, NCHayesville, NC
  • North Shoal Creek Falls, TNTurtletown, TN
  • Benton McKaye Trail Southbound Tellico River to Brookshire Creek, NCMarble, NC
  • Sugar Mountain Trail, TNTellico Plains, TN
  • Sycamore Trail from Pheasant Field to Mud Gap Road, NCMarble, NC
  • Whigg Ridge Trail, TNTellico Plains, TN
  • Miller Trek, GACohutta Wildlife Management Area, GA
  • Hooper Bald, NCMarble, NC
  • Huckleberry Knob Trail, NCRobbinsville, NC