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Cherokee Lake Recreation Area

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OMG! This is GREAT!

For a price of $3 for parking, you can either wade along the rocks, swim in the river pools, or... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Athens, Georgia
Easy hike

It took us awhile to find this place has the location on this website was not correct. A local... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2017
Winter Haven, Florida
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“small dam”(2 reviews)
“picnic”(8 reviews)
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

This area was not maintained. It appeared overgrown and we drove in and drove out. I did not see where it was senior friendly for a walk. Maybe in the Autumn.

Thank DonPhyllis
Reviewed July 23, 2018

For a price of $3 for parking, you can either wade along the rocks, swim in the river pools, or watch folks shoot the rapids in their kayaks or rafts from the banks or on the pedestrian bridge. There are also nice spots to picnic...More

1  Thank bivinsky
Reviewed September 23, 2017

This is a serene, quiet park suitable for having a family BBQ or picnic, reading a book, taking the kids fishing or taking an easy walk. There is a restroom with what I think may be a vault toilet. I did not look. There is...More

1  Thank DonnaAJ
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

It took us awhile to find this place has the location on this website was not correct. A local garage gave us appropriate directions and it was still hard to find. They have areras that are handicapped accessible. Only saw a handful of people here....More

3  Thank 939gabrielleb
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Decided to take a gentle stroll with the dog from the picturesque picnic area to the dam. Unfortunately near the first fishing platform we found a swarm of very aggressive bees. We were stung multiple times and when we ran away they persued us right...More

5  Thank happitravel
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Stay in a cabin each year around this area and come here often, The place is great, really well maintained, and easily accessible but the real treat is the trail walk. Pretty and fun, it's about a 10 minute stroll and then you arrive at...More

1  Thank xcgal3
Reviewed June 28, 2016

I was riding around and saw a sign for a picnic area and drove back a dirt road. I was surprised to find a beautiful park like setting with a dock overlooking the lake. Lots of benches, picnic tables and barbecue grills and no one...More

3  Thank Nancy W
Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is a quiet, secluded area just west of Murphy, NC. We stumbled across it and were very glad we did. The lake is small but lovely and we were told the fishing is good. There is also a nice hiking trail to get "away"...More

2  Thank Sharon K
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Nestled in the mountains near Murphy North Carolina, are many lakes and rivers. One in particular, Cherokee Lake, is a quiet and beautiful little corner of heaven on earth. We recently had a family reunion there and no one was disappointed. Plenty of parking, several...More

3  Thank Z9379CNangelab
Reviewed April 12, 2016

go by and see it. it is nice and a must see. relax, get your exercise in. go fishing, play games, skies the limit.

Thank Alphanicole
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