Hanging Dog Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

THE CAMPGROUND IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. The trails and day-use areas at Hanging Dog are still open.


Located on Hiwassee Lake, this recreation area features a campground with 33 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.

At a Glance

Fees $8.00 per night per site.
Permit Info: Reservations.
Open Season: May 1 - September 30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Murphy
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Flush

General Information


To reach Hanging Dog, travel about 5 miles on SR 1326 north of Murphy.  Area is located on Hiwassee Lake.



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