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Oconaluftee Islands Park

Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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nice park

Could not get into park because of lack of parking. Looks nice from road but did not have places to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicki20
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Newton,NC
River Fun

Just wade around in the meandering river on a warm sunny day. Picknick on the shores. Hear the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trish F
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  • Average4%
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Travellers talk about
“bamboo forest” (40 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (15 reviews)
“kids play” (9 reviews)
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Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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"bamboo forest"
in 40 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 15 reviews
"kids play"
in 9 reviews
"shallow water"
in 8 reviews
"trout"
in 17 reviews
"great place for a picnic"
in 7 reviews
"plenty of picnic tables"
in 4 reviews
"skipping rocks"
in 5 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 7 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 5 reviews
"middle of town"
in 4 reviews
"few hours"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"lazing"
in 32 reviews
"bonfire"
in 24 reviews
"wade"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Could not get into park because of lack of parking. Looks nice from road but did not have places to sit and watch the river.

Thank Vicki20
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just wade around in the meandering river on a warm sunny day. Picknick on the shores. Hear the Cherokee storytelling on weekend evenings. Fun for the whole family.

Thank Trish F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for tubing, creek exploring or trout fishing. Good shallow areas for young children. Creek side areas for portable seats. Few picnic tables. Walking boardwalk.

Thank CindyCookRN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids got a kick out of playing in the river. We're beach/lake people, so this was their first time in a river with any force. They enjoyed it during the hotter time of day in July.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a few hours to kill before going to the play. Took my teen boys over to relax and hang in the water. Water was really too shallow, but they got in the COLD water all the same. Just so peaceful watching the kids play...More

Thank Anna G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for the family, people were in the water, some were fishing, some were reading a book, others were like me and just taking in the beautiful day and people watching. We have passed this park many times and this was...More

Thank jacquemont8
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped to have lunch in the pavilions. Sat by the water and watched people tubing . Water was very shallow but was deep enough to allow standing in up to about your knees as an adult. bathroom needed some housekeeping work.

Thank PurpleAnkh
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We spent Sunday afternoon here. It was so peaceful. There was an area where our grandson could use his inner tube and come down the river and it be safe. ( he’s only 8) he did this for hours by himself. We were at the...More

Thank Irene M
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

My Husband and I visited here today. Beautiful park. The Bamboo forest is gorgeous! The bamboo is so tall, I was a little disgusted though how some of them were all carved up by people carving their names and other things. The river is great...More

Thank Misty E
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

There is a KFC across from the Center so we got a picnic and walked across the street and ate next to the Oconaluftee. We could let the kids play in water and listen to the stories they were telling at the Center. Plenty of...More

Thank Vtanner
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Leonora Leon M
August 13, 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
This is an open park (no fences) and you can enter 24/7, but basically, it is usable dawn to dusk. Parking is an issue if it is crowded. No camping, but sometimes there are self-contained RVs in the parking lot.
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Michael C
September 12, 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
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