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Oconaluftee Islands Park

Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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Gem

A really fun place to stop on your way to the smoky mountains. Kids loved playing in the river and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James J
via mobile
Good family outing

Good family place.its free and ample space for fishing.kids will have a wonderful time.river... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Subhajit B
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bamboo forest” (39 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (15 reviews)
“trout” (18 reviews)
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Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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"bamboo forest"
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"feed the ducks"
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"trout"
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"shallow water"
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"kids play"
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"great place for a picnic"
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"picnic lunch"
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"skipping rocks"
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"peaceful place"
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"middle of town"
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"story telling"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"beautiful area"
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"walk around"
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"cherokee culture"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really fun place to stop on your way to the smoky mountains. Kids loved playing in the river and skipping stones

Thank James J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good family place.its free and ample space for fishing.kids will have a wonderful time.river flowing through middle of park

Thank Subhajit B
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

My grandsons and I love to fly-fish here in the Oconaluftee River. We almost got granny to come in and try it. We love it (even though we have not caught a fish yet).

1  Thank Clyde B
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We stopped here with grandchildren while visiting the area in early July. It was seasonally HOT and humid, which is normal for North Carolina! Finding this park in the center of Cherokee with a wonderful creek to wade in was a true treasure. Toddlers were...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

there is a bamboo tunnel on one side that is really cool. Many tables and BBQ stands to cook on. No open fires but good place for making a picnic.

Thank BaronFoer
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

located near downtown cherokee, this is a great place place for a day of fun for all ages. you can bring a picnic lunch or pick up something from one of the near by restaurants. their is a dairy queen, hardee's or kentucky fried chicken...More

1  Thank josephwJ8872LJ
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful mountain streams running directly through, we had a picnic lunch and checked out the bamboo forest, it was a picture perfect day. Tons of local Native American shops along the strip.

Thank Tyler H
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A little gem of a park for everyone! Surprised to find it. Great for kids and adults. Creek offers fun cooling off and picnic tables offer spot to relax.

Thank Latt1128
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I came here for the bamboo forest but fell in love with the park. I plan to come back when it is warmer and bring my kids.

Thank Troy N Katie C
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a must-see when visiting Cherokee, NC. The woodland mountain stream is gorgeous! We always take and hour or two and unwind at the Park.

Thank cleveedwards
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Michael C
13 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
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naew31
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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.
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