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Ranked #11 of 27 things to do in Murphy
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

go by and see it. it is nice and a must see. relax, get your exercise in. go fishing, play games, skies the limit.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Alphanicole
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Cherokee Lake Recreation Area is located off Highway 294 west of Murphy, NC and has a small lake for fishing, picnic tables, bathrooms, water fountains and one pavilion at the rec area. The rec area has a dock for fishing and just enjoying the view. A trail along side the lake leads to the dam where you can see Hiwassee Lake in the summer time. A jeep road on the opposite side of the lake from the rec area can be accessed from the main road just past the bridge. This road is closed by the forest service after heavy rain and during the winter time. This road leads to a area below the dam and that is used for camping and swimming. This is not a maintained camping area and the only bathroom facility is back at the rec area.

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Steve K
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

Cherokee Lake is a very pretty place for a picnic or a great place to fish or hike. The trail out to the Little Dam is not a bad hike and it's a very nice view. It's a quiet, serene and secluded location but still easy to get to.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank tinamarke
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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Incredible views,4x4 paths, can camp overnight, good fishing. Great hiking. Wish I would have brought my dog. Little trick when you arrive, if you have a vehicle that can go off road, go past the entrance and immediately take first right after the bridge!! My husband went swimming, and came out soft as a baby, the minerals in the water made him soft and refreshed!! Amazing place.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank redfishfoley
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

Summers only great place to picnic and do a bit of fishing with the kids. Hike a gentle trail and cross a small dam by foot. Nice afternoon getaway for some back to nature fun.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank BigFrank28906
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