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Oconaluftee Islands Park

Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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Great place to relax!

wonderful place to go and sit and relax and watch the river flow by and the kids can play in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Metropolis, Illinois
relaxing beyond belief

this park is so relaxing to just sit by the river, or wade out into the water so refreshing. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glenn L
Cherokee, North Carolina
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Travellers talk about
“bamboo forest” (37 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (15 reviews)
“picnic areas” (9 reviews)
Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful place to go and sit and relax and watch the river flow by and the kids can play in the water It has picnic areas and a few bridges to walk over...I would highly recommend that you stop at the park if your in...More

Thank DJCIllinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

this park is so relaxing to just sit by the river, or wade out into the water so refreshing. You can just listen to the water flow. or go fishing. Use the park to your needs of enjoyment. Great place to visit.

Thank Glenn L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of picnic and grilling areas and benches. It could use some trash pick up but for as many people that seem to us it, it wasn't that bad. Nice to sit and watch the water

Thank BroncoRB
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Beautiful little place to hang out on a great summer day. We walked down and got in the cool, flowing river and had a great time!

Thank AdventuresByWayne
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Its right near traffic but if its quite and peaceful you can wade into the water carefully and skip rocks they have a bamboo forest which is kind of cool and cuts you off more from the traffic their are a couple of bridges that...More

Thank tinkerbsb
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Plenty of free parking. Just walk and watch fishermen catching trout. Very easy paved path. Follows along to n Indian shopping center and the Indian Museum.

Thank Lovetravel2XO
Reviewed 8 September 2017

After sightseeing all day, we stopped here to watch some tubers and children playing in the water. It's beautiful and they have benches along the way where you can sit and just chill.

Thank Bchcomber49
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Was quite and peaceful place to visit enjoyed watching some younger kids swimming in the river as well as watching fly fishermen challenge the river for trout or watching flocks of ducks and geese swimming up and down the river always something happening

Thank ajcracer
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Beautiful area. Great place for a picnic with your family or your sweetheart. Lots of entertainment...from people walking their dogs to families enjoying the water to fisherman and frisbee players. Recommended.

Thank geoiggits
Reviewed 1 September 2017

On the day of the eclipse we drove past this park several times. We watched all ages spending time in the water and in the park. Everyone looked like they were really enjoying themselves. So a few days later we drove back to Cherokee and...More

Thank Marissa B
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Michael C
13 September 2015|
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Response from Daniel M | Reviewed this property |
If you are asking if there are RV spots to hook up and camp overnight, like a campground, the answer is no. It's not a campground. But like others have said, there are some parking lots very close that would accommodate a... More
24 May 2015|
Response from ManningAvenger | Reviewed this property |
We picked up food from a local restaurant, so I'm not positive about if there are grills there. However, I just saw in "The Insiders Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains" that they do have grills in the park.