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Oconaluftee Islands Park

Address: Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is such a great little park and the bamboo forest is such a sight to see just watch out for the stumps lol, the ducks and geese love to be fed and its such a cute little place to let children run and play. My little ones had an amazingly fun time.

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Cherokee, North Carolina
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15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Eastern Band makes access to this island easy and free. A lot of the water is shallow and great for children to play in. There are talking trees, walking trails, volleyball court, pavilions for events, picnic tables and exercise posts. It's a great place to take your family!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Beautiful at night. Supposedly the have traditional bonfire ceremony on Friday night but none while we were there.

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INVERNESS
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a great park. Bring some bread to feed the ducks and geese. Nice walk. Find the bamboo forest - it's worth a walk thru.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stopped by this park, on the way to Smokies. The bridge, benches, park and the riverside, all give it a scenic view.We were not there for long, but i loved every moment I did spent there.So I would say a definite stop for all guys heading to smokies.

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Monticello, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great place for nature lovers. Absolutely beautiful and quiet depending on the time of year you go. Very good place for families to go to.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The kids really liked being able to get out and wade in the river, and we liked the accessibility. It's a nice break from the activity of the day, a chance to slow down and stick your toes in the water.

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Erwin, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Plenty of parking and river access. Bridges over the river all over the place. The area is kept pretty clean and is just a gorgeous fun place to take the kids to splash and play on a summer day.

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Southport, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We have been twice while on vacation with our 4 year old and 15 year old. Both loved it! Wade around, build dams with the rocks, sit in the shade, or fish. Free and safe with easy parking. Let the kids play an hour or so while you relax.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Oconaluftee Island Park is a great place to bring your kids for some free fun ! My kids who are 9 enjoyed playing in the "river" and there's is also places where you can set up a spot for a nice little picnic. The water's not too deep so even little kids can enjoy it too. I recommend water shoes... More 

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