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“Lovely”

Ranked #11 of 27 things to do in Murphy
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a quiet, secluded area just west of Murphy, NC. We stumbled across it and were very glad we did. The lake is small but lovely and we were told the fishing is good. There is also a nice hiking trail to get "away" even farther. There are picnic tables and a bathroom. Very nice place.

2  Thank Sharon K
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Nestled in the mountains near Murphy North Carolina, are many lakes and rivers. One in particular, Cherokee Lake, is a quiet and beautiful little corner of heaven on earth.
We recently had a family reunion there and no one was disappointed.
Plenty of parking, several picnic areas, a bathroom, fishing piers and hiking trails are among the great advantages of this cosy little corner of the lake.
So if you're near Murphy and looking for a great place to get away, without having to travel I definitely recommend Cherokee Lake.

3  Thank Z9379CNangelab
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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.

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.

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.

1  Thank tinamarke
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