We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oconaluftee Islands Park

Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Visited with family in July 2017

Great place to relax and listen to the water. Beautiful scenery and a great place to cool off in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tbcruz2009
,
Dennison, Ohio
Beyond disappointed

I took my children to the fireside storytelling, ready to immerse my children in more Cherokee... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TimeTraveler120
via mobile
Read all 303 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bamboo forest” (34 reviews)
“nice park” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (303)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to relax and listen to the water. Beautiful scenery and a great place to cool off in the sparkling clean water of the river.

Thank tbcruz2009
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took my children to the fireside storytelling, ready to immerse my children in more Cherokee culture and historical truth. What I got was a five minute sweet story followed by a 30 minute tirade against "European" settlers, all told with a sweet smile by...More

2  Thank TimeTraveler120
Reviewed 6 days ago

Vacations are always rush, rush, if your family is anything like ours!! In the middle of a hot, rushed, vacation, this is the perfect spot to stop, relax, and enjoy your vacation and your family time together!!! It was hot as blazes, we just walked...More

Thank shirley6080
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't know about the river until we passed it. On the way back from Smokey Mountains we stopped for a swim and saw moose. Now that was a great afternoon!

Thank jenniferstahl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids had a lot of fun. We bought tubes and they spent all day floating down the river. Nice area to have a picnic. It has barbecue grills and covered seating areas.

Thank tonywiggins2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Instead of rushing by to get to your next destination as I did for many years, be certain to stop at this lovely park on the Oconaluftee River. Bring a picnic as their are tables and grills available. The water is perfect for the little...More

Thank toppkatt1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great river for tubing wading and frolicking for all ages the area is very clean and safe and the water was delightful

Thank stndglasLenoirNC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pack a picnic, sunscreen, towels, tubes and family for some good fun. It is relaxing and fun for all ages. A great place to spend the day.

Thank kccampbell2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Ocona.luftee Island Park. There is plenty of benches and other areas to sit. We spend several hours just watching the river, ducks and the children play.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here and found a great spot to sit on the grass beside the river and have lunch. We then relaxed and actually took a nap!

Thank Scott B
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Peter's Pancakes & Waffles
894 reviews
1.32 km away
Front Porch Cakery and Deli
26 reviews
1.00 km away
Newfound Lodge Restaurant
369 reviews
1.20 km away
Paul's Family Restaurant
1,091 reviews
.87 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
1,063 reviews
.02 km away
Oconaluftee Indian Village
662 reviews
.70 km away
Cherokee Visitor's Center
80 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Michael C
12 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
1
Vote
naew31
23 May 2015|
Answer
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.
1
Vote