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Very pretty place

It was a nice place to view creeks and the waterfall without going too far. The hiking trails were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Cooling at the Creek

Took the teenage grand children down to the creek to cool off from a hot day. Water is ow now but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“picnic area”(14 reviews)
“nice picnic”(4 reviews)
“hiking trails”(8 reviews)
Murphy, NC 28906
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All reviews picnic area nice picnic hiking trails porta potty downed trees short hike hwy east relaxing afternoon fly fish aquatic life nature walk swimming hole numerous picnic tables beautiful area parking area national forest enjoy nature
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a nice place to view creeks and the waterfall without going too far. The hiking trails were paved and easy to manage. Water was cold but refreshing. You could smell the bathroom from outside so that was a little unpleasant but not enough...More

Thank stayc1714
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the teenage grand children down to the creek to cool off from a hot day. Water is ow now but still very pretty, cold water, and lots of shady spots to sit and enjoy nature. Always packed on the weekends with locals, favorite spot....More

Thank Medicroy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing. I never had the opportunity to see the water falls, the rushing water rafting in person. What a beautiful site.

Thank Angela T
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Quiet, secluded relaxing area. Fires Creek is very clean and perfect for young children to float with a small blow-up tube. I enjoyed sitting in the creek with my 1 yr old granddaughter. She loved picking up the rocks in the creek and trying to...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

My family had a blast visiting fire creek falls. We didn’t come prepared, it was a spur of the moment stop, but we rolled up our pants and took off our shoes and had so much fun playing in the creek. We played for about...More

Thank jessicaleefreedman
Reviewed August 16, 2018

My wife and 14 year old daughter and I spent several hours here in August 2018. Mostly floating in the cool mountain stream. Very nice.

1  Thank Agman1114
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

This is actually the Fire Creek Picnic Area. There is a paved parking lot and a modern outhouse. You hike to Leatherwood Falls from there. Quite a few picnic tables and grilling stations. Nice place to cool off in the frigid water. It is a...More

3  Thank sk8lady2015
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to relax and enjoy the day!! People of all ages can have a wonderful time here. The water is easily accessible. Picnic table and restrooms on site.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed July 21, 2018

From Murphy, at NC junction Hwy 64 & Hwy 19/74, take Hwy 64 East which heads towards Hayesville, NC. Fires Creek Road is on the left after a lone gas station (8.6 miles). Travel a few miles to Fires Creek Wilderness Road (There is a...More

3  Thank Ultra_Stan
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We were visiting from Florida with friends and they recommended we go here for swimming. What an awesome place; quite and beautiful. Water is COLD!!!! Freezing cold. But I guess after a few minutes you get used to it or go numb?!?!?! Bathroom facilities are...More

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March 26, 2017|
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Response from budnpat86 | Reviewed this property |
The falls are visable from picnic area. There are easy hikes there. You can wade and tub in creek
August 16, 2016|
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Response from Darla W | Reviewed this property |
No camping at the falls but there is a campground on the left side of the road just before the falls. It has no hookups and only it toilets.
April 25, 2016|
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Response from Pandy711 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your dog as long as it's on a leash. There is plenty of shade even have picnic tables if you want to stop and have lunch and your baby can sit under the table and snatch fallings. There is plenty of shade... More