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Oconaluftee Islands Park

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Address: Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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Nice park. Great river!

We had stopped at this park a year ago and made plans to return and bring a picnic. Last year, we drove into the park and it was perfect because my mom could not walk very far... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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naew31
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had stopped at this park a year ago and made plans to return and bring a picnic. Last year, we drove into the park and it was perfect because my mom could not walk very far. Well, this year, we had to park across the road and get my mom down the hill to sit on a bench that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A nice park and a good place for a picnic. There is always a cool breeze from the water. It is very peaceful and relaxing.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My 12 year old son saw this on our way to Tennessee. He was so excited that we had to go back. It is FREE and has picnic tables and a very long stretch of area to hang out by the river. There are some places that people have placed rocks to deter the currant so very young children can... More 

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our large family needed a location for a picnic dinner prior to attending Unto These Hills. Oconoluftee Islands Park was a convenient location.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our hotel didn't have a pool. This public park is right across the street and has a beautiful creek where the children were able to play in the water. The grounds were very clean and very well-maintained. It's a beautiful place for a picnic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great place to take the kids to splash around. It's a natural splash park provided by Mother Nature!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

nice place to go and have a lunch by the river or just sit and relax and watch the ducks. i went fishing over there a couple weeks ago, it was nice. kids get in the water in the evenings, looks like fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Loved it! Beautiful park, great places to play in the creek or just hang out. Right near all the little shops, a great place for a picnic.

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Martin. Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Number one on my list of things to do when we go to Cherokee is a picnic here. So relaxing! We love the geese that are really friendly.

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Nice stroll along the river and see lots of ducks and geese. Cool bamboo forest. Picnic and skip rocks. There are some little speakers where you can push a button and learn about particular trees and that was interesting. Just a nice free peaceful place to spend a hour or so. Cherokee is beautiful.

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Address: Address: Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cherokee

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