Cherokee County and surrounding areas are home to some of the most breathtaking waterfalls in the region. A trip to the Nantahala National Forest presents several picturesque waterfalls. Several waterfalls have lake access only.  Turtletown Creek Falls is a short distance into Tennessee and Bald River Falls is just a short drive away, and one of the more visited waterfalls in the region. With the Nantahala National Forest such a prominent part of the region, there is no shortage of waterfalls to explore.

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Fires Creek Falls, also known as Leatherwood Falls, is a short drive outside of Cherokee County to Hayesville, North Carolina. The Fires Creek Wildlife area has plenty of hiking trails, including a 25-mile Rim Trail. Fires Creek Falls is an absolutely beautiful waterfall with a sizable drop.  It’s a must-see for waterfall enthusiasts. 

For a waterfall map click: http://www.wncwaterfalls.info/map.html

 

Dukes Hideaway Marina
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!
Address 555 Duke Lodge Road | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-835-3332
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area/Campground
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area/Campground
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area
Address Take Joe Brown highway (SR 1326) northwest out of Murphy for 5 miles. Turn left at the entrance sign, into the Park. | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 1-877-444-6777
Mountain View Marina
Mountain View Marina
To access the relaxing waters of Lake Hiawassee, visit Mountain View Marina.
Address 200 Dean Aldrich Drive | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-644-5451
Shook's Marina
Shook's Marina
Shook's Marina
Address 11003 Joe Brown Highway | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-2863