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Hanging Dog Recreation Area

Located on Hiwassee Lake, this recreation area features a campground with 68 campsites, picnic area, hiking trails, an 8-mile mountain-bike trail system, and a boat launching ramp. Hiwassee Lake has 180 miles of shoreline and is a popular place for fishing, boating, and water skiing. The 1-mile Shore Trail overlooks the lake. To reach Hanging Dog, travel about 5 miles on SR 1326 from Murphy.

for more information:

Tusquitee Ranger District
123 Woodland Drive
Murphy, NC 28906


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