Camping and Hunting

Cherokee County offers a plethora of camping options. Whether it’s tenting under the stars or tucked away in a luxury RV with all the amenities this is the perfect camping destination.

At Hanging Dog US Forest Recreation and Campground there are 2 loops B & C for a total of 34 sites available for overnight camping. Each site is equipped with a tent pad, fire grill, and  parking pad. Most sites can accommodate RVs up to 22 feet, and some can accommodate RVs up to 32 feet. Water spigots and wheelchair accessible facilities with flush toilets and sinks are centrally located in the loop. The campground also has covered picnic pavilion, a dump station, and a boat ramp onto Hiwassee Lake.

Murphy/Peace Valley KOA, Persimmon Creek Campground, Valley River RV Resort, WagonMaster Adventure Ranch also provide quality camping options.

Many game animals, including white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, ruffed grouse and gray squirrel, thrive in the forest. The Forest Service provides a variety of hunting opportunities, including accessible hunting in the below locations: In the following areas, there are fields adjacent to or a short distance from the road: Perry Gap Road; Deep Gap Road; Fires Creek Road; Nelson Ridge Road; Tuni Gap Road; Beech Creek Road; Panther Top Road; Powerline Cove Road; Copper Creek Road; and Davis Creek Road. Parking is available in wide areas along the roads.