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Oconaluftee Islands Park

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Address: Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL

We enjoyed walking by this pretty little park and watching the many ducks swim and feed around the river's edge. It seems like a good place for a picnic and has lots a spots to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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Atmore, Alabama
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Mount Dora, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice area to walk, but dog owners who travel usually will be careful about "dog litter" . If they put up some system like they do at rest stops, I am sure it will remain clean. I was really put off by all the "no dogs allowed" postings. With such a large area to walk around by... More 

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Atmore, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We enjoyed walking by this pretty little park and watching the many ducks swim and feed around the river's edge. It seems like a good place for a picnic and has lots a spots to take beautiful photographs.

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Chatsworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

have always driven by this but never stopped - we stopped 10/12/16. very nice! loved the little bamboo forest - nice picnic areas - want to go back when drought is over - would love to spend more time there.

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Hope, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A lovely, well-maintained place for a stroll along the river. We watched several fisherman standing in the river, enjoyed seeing LOTS of ducks. Only disappointment: Dogs Not Allowed. Such a shame.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wonderful place to picnic and enjoy the day, fishing, etc. wish the open air market hd been open but itvas raining.

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Thank dren1948
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This was the nicest thing to do in cherokee. After a long drive through the mountains. The rest in cherokee was very disapointed. But good enough to find your hotel here.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Picnic tables,benches by the river, perfect spot for a break or a picnic. The bees were somewhat annoying but you will want to go walking along the river anyway. Bring some bread for the ducks that congegate along the river.

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Belleview, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice public park with water, walking trails, bamboo forest, picnic tables, grills, restrooms and fitness station available. Generally well maintained, however there have been a couple of occasions when I found the trash cans overflowing. This is a great place to cool off and splash around in the river or to clear your head and enjoy nature. The Cherokee... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Spotless trails and fitness stations as well as ample picnic tables make this park a jewel for locals and tourists. The water is clear and you are welcome to wade on in. On the weekends you can enjoy a bonfire and a Cherokee storyteller will be on hand to share music and stories of their culture.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We suppose the park might be busier on weekends, but today it was a quiet walk along the babbling creek. One family was tubing in the shallow water. Must have been lots of fun from all the giggling and laughing. The trail is mostly paved with concrete. Wooden bridges criss cross the river for walkers. Fishermen can "catch and keep"... More 

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