3 Parks near Murphy, North Carolina
Jun 2012 - $15.00
Pleasant country setting. About 20 min's. to town on a long and winding road. If you want to donate to god, there are 4 religious stations picked up by the batwing, that are 24 hr. fundraisers. No cell phone service, AT&T or Verizon. Wi-Fi up by office only. Rate reflects PA discount. If you want a quiet, removed from electronics CG this is it. If you want TV bring a Sat. dish or listen to the radio and have a fire, as we did. We would stay here again. - phnz1
May 2012 - $32.00
If you like quiet this place is it. We were here on the Memorial Day weekend, and they had a number of vacancies. Some words about the approach to reach the campground. If you follow the map from the website and if you take the short way in, the road becomes very very narrow for a full width bus (102"). Our 36' MH used every bit of our lane and some of the on coming lane going around the tight corners. If you take a wrong turn and go off on a side road you will probably have to back all the way back out. I used our GPS and input the intersections for Joe Brown Rd and Hanging Dog Rd, , Hanging Dog Rd and Beaver Dam Rd, and Beaver Dam Rd and Horton Rd. all in Murphy, NC, and got there just fine. If you're driving anything longer than 36' you may want to take the long way in because the road is wider and not as many tight turns. However, it has restricted single lane bridges, and you might call and find out what the load limits are. We paid $31.50 for a 50 amp full hook up site with tax. The roads and sites are gravel and a longer coach may have trouble getting level in the available 50 amp sites. You are about 15 miles from the town of Murphy so have your provisions. Propane and gasoline are available on site. Wi-Fi works OK. Verizion MiFi and cell phone work poorly. Showers are great. All in all a good park that's a bit out of the way; make sure you call before you drive all the way in. The 30 amp sites are along a very small creek with good shade. 50 amp sites do not have any shade yet. Give it about 15 yrs for the trees to grow up. - pumper9x9
Aug 2011 - $12.00
A true hidden gem that you should not miss at this PA price! 12 miles of curvy, narrow (but extremely quiet) road takes you to the CG. CG roads well maintained and wide (no problem with maneuvering our 29' MH with Ford Ranger in tow). Camp sites range from full RV hook-ups (no pull throughs) to primitive tent sites. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings, and are adjacent to creek that encircles the CG. Sites are large and immaculate. Clean facilities and 8 private bathrooms! Huge grass areas and playgrounds for the kids as well as a run-through fountain for the hot days. A large pavilion and cabins are available. Cabins look very nice (we peeked through the windows). A workshop is available for rent (didn't check it out, but supposedly fully equipped) at $20/hour. Gasoline and propane are sold here. We will definitely be back! - Full-Time Roamers
Aug 2015 - $29.00
We have stayed in a lot of campgrounds in the US and Europe, and Persimmon Creek Campground in Murphy, NC is one of the very best. The entire campground sits along a beautiful creek where you can pan for gold, or you can go to the center of the campground and use one of the free bamboo fishing rigs to catch a fish almost every time you cast.
The grounds are flat and perfectly manicured; bare feet are welcome here! Power, water and sewer systems work perfectly with no fluctuations. You can buy fresh eggs and other goodies directly from the owner's farm, and if you need a hand with anything the caretakers are always full of useful information and excellent conversation. We strongly recommend this campground whether you're in a tent, a pop-up or a 40' Class A.
As a side note, there is a lot to do in the area if you are an outdoors enthusiast.
We LOVED Persimmon! - RussHudson
Jun 2012 - $33.00
We enjoyed this campground, simple, quiet and very nice owners. Access is a narrow road but we were able to get in with a 38 ft RV and a tow car. Site had 50 amp & sewer and was relatively level. Park has a nice setting with a stream. Easy access to Murphy and several scenic byways, Hiwassee Lake, Dragons Tail, Nantahala Gorge - dlcbec
Aug 2011 - $25.00
We did not stay in this campground but checked it out carefully for friends who will be visiting in October with a motorhome and 5th Wheel. We have a Travel Trailer so I evaluated it on that basis. It appears to be a clean, well-kept little campground beside US 64 between Murphy, NC and Ducktown, TN. There is a grassy area beside a stream and a small pond right in the middle of the campground. Bathhouse was new and clean albeit small. The access road is gravel but appeared to have enough clearance for our rig. The sites were grass and might require some leveling. There were a lot of tents with kayakers and bicyclist, and a few medium sized RV's. If we were looking for a campsite, I would not have hesitated to stay there. It didn't appear to rate a 10, but seemed to be a nice little campground. - canoeperson
Apr 2015 - $35.00
My rating reflects our opinion that the campground has little charm or personality. It is an excellent "RV Park", but not what we call a "campground". The sites are very long, and reasonably spaced from each other. The sites all face the same direction (NE) thus no afternoon shade on the curbside of the rig. Trees are few and far between and located where they could seldom provide any shade. And thus our satellite TV worked fine. The local cable TV was excellent. The man that checked us in was very helpful. The laundry was excellent. And the campground wifi was as good as it gets!! The later being a rather rare event amongst the campgrounds we visit. Our Verizon phones worked fine. They have a few sites along the river site but they were $59 per night, and the river, perhaps 40 feet behind the sites, would not be visible from the site. - rncordy
Oct 2014 - $33.00
Nice park with very helpful host. Sites are extremely large for a commercial park and are billiard table flat and level. Pads are concrete with a patio extension. Paved interior roads with access from the highway very easy. Hookups are as good as they get. For the downside; this a converted pasture with sites lined up in an orderly fashion and if you’re lucky you get a small tree. Nearby road noise apparent but not all that annoying. I didn’t check out the laundry or bathhouse but based on the general maintenance and upkeep I’m sure they are much more than adequate. If in the area I will stay here again although I prefer more privacy and less order in my life. - plove
Aug 2014 - $30.00
Would be a higher score, except no pool and some gnats this year. Not terrible but a bit annoying. Owner keeps this park really neat, clean and mowed! We really like the entertainment facility that he has with some excellent entertainment, and cook outs! Laundry is excellent, in a nice club house with TV and WIFi that works well. Most sites have nice fire pit and table and owner has wood right there. Verizon does well here but ATT is not good at the park. Stayed here last year for 3 weeks, this year a month. A month ranges from 499 to 699 per month depending on location in the park. We were in # 37 and it was nice. No shade but lots of nice lawn space between sites! Great concrete pads, all pull through with plenty of length for big rigs! Overall, we recommend this RV Park as a nice base for an extended stay and sightseeing spot for NC, Northern GA, and Tennessee. We WILL definitely stay here again! - THE DOC