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Oconaluftee Islands Park

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Address: Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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Really Lovely

This downtown river park is so very inviting, pretty and relaxing. There are bridges to cross and stone steps leading to the water's edge. There's enough current to make a lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Simcoe, Canada
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Simcoe, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This downtown river park is so very inviting, pretty and relaxing. There are bridges to cross and stone steps leading to the water's edge. There's enough current to make a lovely sound, but it's shallow enough for wading. On this mild, early spring day, there were several fisherman and a few families, human and duck, using the river. There's a... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful! Peaceful! No words can describe the feeling this place gives. Wow. Did not want to leave. Dreaming of coming back.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This time of year when it is cold I enjoy watching the ducks swim around.. A nice place to visit all year round.. When it is warm a nice place to picnic and sit and watch the water and the ducks with their baby ducks. Watching families float around on tubes wish I could do that. Watching people fish.. A... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As a local, I like to save my old bread for the ducks and geese. We often grab a burger from Hardee's and park here to eat and feed to ducks. This area is booming in the warm weather because it's a great FREE place for families to go wade into the water and cool down from the humid summer... More 

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stopped here on the way out of Cherokee and it is absolutely beautiful here! We walked through the river cane forest and were all in awe of how tall they are! Very pretty place with lots of room to picnic, run around, or whatever.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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