Kayaking Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition, Inc. Online mapping and trip planning resources for the Hiwassee, Nottely, and Valley Rivers. 90 Tennessee Street, Murphy, NC 28906 828-837-5414

Uniquely situated between four destination whitewater rivers in the southeast – the Ocoee, Nantahala, Cheoah and Chattooga – the Hiwassee River watershed hosts a wide variety of river and lake resources for water-based recreational activi- ties for people of all ages, abilities and skill levels.

http://www.paddlehiwassee.com
Dukes Hideaway Marina NESTLED IN THE HEART of United States Forest Service - Dukes Hideaway Marina is the "Perfect" way to spend your time in Murphy North Carolina! 555 Duke Lodge Road, Murphy NC 28906 828-835-3332

Whether  you are a visitor to the area or a full time resident, you will enjoy your time at Dukes Marina on Lake Hiwassee.  Offering gas dock, boat ramp, mini storage, fishing, boating. pontoon boat rental, slip rentals and swimming.

http://www.dukesmarina.com/
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area/Campground Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area Murphy, NC 28906, United States 1-877-444-6777

The Ramsey Bluff Bike Trail System is located at the Hanging Dog Campground area (offering overnight camping), and offers under-utilized adventure in Mountain biking, hiking, and cross-country running.  The eight mile labyrinth of trails is actually a group of connected loops, allowing an interesting variety of combinations for repeat visitors to explore.  The trail difficulty ranges from easy to moderate, and range from 1500 to 1900′ in elevation.  Some trails do contain a few obstacles, such as low hanging limbs, the occasional rock or stump, or a strategicallyl-placed mogul, reminding one that this is a National Forest and not a city park.

 

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3811156.pdf
Appalachian Outfitters Appalachian Outfitters 104 Tennessee StreetSuite A, Murphy NC 28906 828-837-4165

We proudly stock a variety of gear for hiking, fishing, biking, camping, and paddling.  We have based our gear to the outdoor adventure that you are geared for.We are located in beautiful downtown Murphy, NC, just south of the confluence of the Valley River and Hiwassee River, where they join to form Lake Hiwassee

http://appalachianoutfittersnc.com/
Shook's Marina Shook's Marina 11003 Joe Brown Highway, Murphy NC 28906 828-837-2863

Shook’s Marina is located on the beautiful Lake Hiwassee in Murphy North Carolina. The marina offers loads of summer fun, with Pontoon boat rentals, Pedal boat rentals, and seasonal slip rentals for all boat types. Reservations for Pontoon boat rentals are suggested but not required. We have the ability to meet all your needs for fun and relaxation in the sun. Our Marina store and Grill offer fuel, bait, ice, drinks, snacks, miscellaneous services and products, along with hot items off the grill.

http://www.shooksmarina.com/
Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trail Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trail P.O. Box 1152, Murphy NC 28906

This beautiful greenway follows the Valley River and Hiwassee River surrounding the historic town center of Murphy, North Carolina. The 3 mile walking trail includes a center loop at the confluence of these two rivers on the backwaters of Lake Hiwassee. Whether you take the trail on foot or put in for an easy paddle along the canoe trails, you’ll enjoy the ecology and cultural heritage along the way.

Click here to preview map of Murphy River Walk & Canoe Trail

http://heritagepartners.org/the-scenic-circle.html
Mountain View Marina To access the relaxing waters of Lake Hiawassee, visit Mountain View Marina. 200 Dean Aldrich Drive, Murphy NC 28906 828-644-5451

To access the relaxing waters of Lake Hiwassee, visit Mountain View Marina. Nested in the gated Bear Paw Resort, our full-service marina offers boat rental, slip rentals, gasoline, boat ramp, bait, boating supplies, snacks and drinks.

 

http://www.mountainviewmarina.com