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Oconaluftee Islands Park

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Nice park

Nice park with shallow water for children to play. Picnic tables, walking path and special events... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathy C
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Sunday Funday

We left camping and stopped in so we could eat lunch and let the kids play in the river. The park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nathan W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park with shallow water for children to play. Picnic tables, walking path and special events during peak season.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We left camping and stopped in so we could eat lunch and let the kids play in the river. The park is very nice and clean. It is a very busy place but everyone is friendly. They have picnic tables and grills to use if...More

Thank Nathan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice area to drive through & get out & walk around, there is a picnic area & some shops with a nice war memorial too

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You MUST visit this park while in Cherokee!! The river is crystal clear and relaxing- the entire park is very clean and quiet and peaceful! The bridges are very nice and the bamboo forest is beautiful- just take your mosquito repellent! :)

Thank pppnikki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice place to relax & enjoy the outside. Love walking in the bamboo & wading in the water. Saw fish swimming beside us in the water.

Thank V4974XVjenniferh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stopped here and this is a beautiful park along the creek. It is handicap accessible too. If you feel like cooling off you can wade in the cool water. Lots of people go here to enjoy the water.

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome park, been here many times over the years. Bring my children here for the river, this visit we came while on our anniversary trip. The storytelling native was interesting and taught us a lot about Cherokee heritage. Great free activity on weekends in Cherokee!

Thank Justin C
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Very pretty and lots to do. It was said that pets were allowed so we drove all the way there and the sign on the bridge said no dogs. We started to leave but luckily saw other people with dogs on the opposit side of...More

Thank Leonora Leon M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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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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.
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