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Oconaluftee Islands Park

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Address: Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC
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MOST PREETY THING EVERY

it is the most perrty thing i have been. and if you want to you can get in and not worry about what is in the water like most places.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

it is the most perrty thing i have been. and if you want to you can get in and not worry about what is in the water like most places.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed visiting the park for an after dinner walk. Fascinated by the bamboo forest area, and the kids enjoyed walking the bridge and watching the birds.

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Eating along the river was pretty nice, listening to the water. I'd give the park a higher rating, but the island part didn't allow dogs, meaning we had to stay off the island and eat in the park by the road. Loved the bridge and the walk by the river.

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Simcoe, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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56 helpful votes 56 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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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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55 helpful votes 55 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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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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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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