The Hanging Dog community in Cherokee County got its colorful name when a Cherokee Indian’s hunting dog barely escaped getting hung up in a mass of jammed logs and vines in a flooded creek. Nearby, European settlers found important deposits of iron. Hanging Dog became well known and economically successful thanks to its bloomery forge that produced iron that was traded throughout the Southeast. Smelting iron required vast amounts of charcoal that resulted in thousands of acres being stripped of trees. On May 6, 1865, elements of the Confederate Army’s Thomas Legion skirmished with some fifty Union soldiers near Hanging Dog in one of a number of small actions that compete for the title of Last Battle of the Civil War Fought East of the Mississippi River.
Today the Hanging Dog Community is only a few miles from bustling Downtown Murphy NC
yet feels like your miles away. Meandering roads from town lead to the
Hanging Dog Campground Fish Camp.
Your place to Learn to Fly Fish and a place to unwind, relax and take in the natural
beauty of the area. We cater to families, couples and small groups as well as the individual angler looking to get outside, fly fish and "Glamp" or Camp with your own RV, Camper Van, or Tent under the stars. Choose to stay in one of the four Glamp Safari Tents, cook outside by the communal firepit. The bathhouse is just a few feet away from the Glamp Tents. Kitchenette has a refrigerator, coffee pot-tea pot and complimentary tea-coffee is available for all guests.
Four Full Hook Up R.V Sites for rigs 30 feet and under.
We invite you to stay with us at this unique property in Murphy N.C.