To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

With LoveThe RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.207.6013 or email Taylor at if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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4 Paws Kingdom Campground and Dog Retreat

335 Lazy Creek Dr., Rutherfordton, NC 28139

America's first and only dog-dedicated campground is located on 30+ acres of scenic farmland. This facility offers a 40+ semi-wooded property complete with full hook-ups, level sites from pull-through to back-in sites (30/50 AMP) and tent sites. The cabins come with SAT/TV connection for your time indoors, and picnic tables for you to enjoy your time outdoors. Enjoy peaceful and quiet hours during your stay. Catch some fish in the pond, attend potlucks, BBQs, events and seminars in our pavilion, swap stories around the custom-built fireplace or simply relax. We also feature free high-speed WiFi Internet access, camp store, art gallery and gift shop, and a state-of-the-art bathhouse. For our four-legged friends and furry kids, Four Paws Kingdom offers 5 acres of off-leash free run and socializing parks, small doggy playground, champion size agility ring, 20+ acres of nature trails, a doggy bathhouse and grooming station, and our exclusive doggy pond swim area. America's first and only dog-dedicated campground! Dogs must be current on shots and wear a valid rabies tag. Dogs must be on a leash outside of designated off-leash areas. Dogs must be accompanied at all times. Please clean up after your pet. Dogs must be in your tent or camping unit at night. Owner is responsible for pet's behavior.