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Oconaluftee Islands Park

Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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Great Place To Bring The Kids In The Summer

Beautiful little place to hang out on a great summer day. We walked down and got in the cool... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hickory, North Carolina
Cute little park

Its right near traffic but if its quite and peaceful you can wade into the water carefully and skip... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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“bamboo forest” (36 reviews)
“nice park” (20 reviews)
Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little park along the river. We went on Friday night for the bonfire and Cherokee storytellers (free - nice added bonus!). The first person told stories describing how the deer got his antlers, how the buzzard got his red head, etc. Then, we saw...More

Thank Gwen V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice park on the river with good walking paths, benches and tables. Easy to navigate from one side of the river to the other.

Thank Liz A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful little park along the river with benches, tables, and places for children to wade. It was a highlight of the town of Cherokee. On Friday night, they had a free bonfire with Cherokee storytellers. The first storyteller, a Cherokee woman (Mrs....More

1  Thank maya331
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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.