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Oconaluftee Islands Park

Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
Review Highlights
Island Paradise?

Alright! It may not be that tropical island, but it is a nice little oasis. in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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 5 weeks ago
Metropolis, Illinois
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Travellers talk about
“bamboo forest” (37 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (15 reviews)
“shallow water” (8 reviews)
Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alright! It may not be that tropical island, but it is a nice little oasis. in the middle of the river.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 10 November 2017

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 22 October 2017

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 18 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 6 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
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Michael C
12 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
23 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.