Oconaluftee Islands Park

Oconaluftee Islands Park, Cherokee: Address, Phone Number, Oconaluftee Islands Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Oconaluftee Islands Park
4.5
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ylre600
Florida17 contributions
Fun Park
Jul 2021
Fun small park near the water. Perfect place to take small children. We visitied once before in the fall and there were geese nearby.
Written July 29, 2021
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Cindy H
9 contributions
Beautiful place to sit and relax.
Jul 2021
Took our lunch and ate at one of the picnic tables. Nice place to just sit and relax. Kids playing in the river and lots of families around playing in the water.
Written July 24, 2021
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David J
19 contributions
Great place for an outdoor meal
Jul 2021
I ate brunch here (takeout from the Food Lion grocery store), and it was very relaxing for me. Plenty of benches, both artificial and natural. (I sat on a rock.) Water on both sides added some variety to the sounds and sights.
Written July 23, 2021
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Jennifer G
Richmond, VA85 contributions
Wonderful place to get your feet wet!
Jul 2021
Great park! We stopped and let the kids wade in the water on a warm July afternoon. It was wonderful, clean and very relaxing. A really wonderful place to take the kids for a picnic and/or walk.
Written July 21, 2021
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Andrei
River Ridge, LA1,293 contributions
Beautiful and relaxing early morning walk.
Jul 2021
My wife and I took an early morning walk through Oconaluftee Islands Park while visiting the area a couple of weeks ago. It was a beautiful day, so we brought breakfast with us and ate it at one of the picnic tables in the park. It was relaxing to see and hear the river flowing in front of us while we ate. Afterwards, we walked through the park and dipped our toes in the cool river water. There were a few other people out getting some exercise in before it got too hot. Everyone was friendly and said hello to us.

If you are in the area looking to do something quiet to unwind without having to go all the way up to the national park, Oconaluftee Islands Park is definitely a great option!
Written July 18, 2021
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trouthook69
Belton, TX464 contributions
Great test stop
Apr 2021 • Couples
Beautiful stop along the road to take a break Nice walking trails bridge across river and picnic areas. Perfect place to take a pit stop
Written April 6, 2021
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James P
20 contributions
Stop and Listen
Dec 2020
Great place to listen to the water, walk around, and maybe see an elk nearby. You will enjoy the many bridges and streams around this beautiful place. Take a look and enjoy the outdoors. Great place!
Written December 23, 2020
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pt78
North Carolina103 contributions
Nice place to eat lunch
Oct 2020
We bought lunch at Paul's and came down to the river to eat. We got to see a couple of groups of canadian geese raft down the river in front of us. We also got to see a few fly fishermen in the river.
Written October 27, 2020
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roadietrip
Greenville, SC31 contributions
Beautiful place to picnic
Oct 2020 • Family
We stayed at "rolling hills lodge", Cherokee. It was just an 8 minute walk to this beautiful Island Park! And we also river tubed to this park in 40 minutes from "rolling hills lodge".
This park is refreshing, safe and a beautiful place to roam day or night! Beautiful 24/7!. I will definitely stay at the same place so clean and nice and go to this park next visit!!! ... And its FREE!!!
Written October 24, 2020
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dkinney2010
Saint James City, FL67 contributions
Find Peace, Serenity and many great photo opportunities!
Sep 2020
Walking down to the river, listening to the waters rushing over the rocks was "the only sound" in the air!! There is a nice walk down to waters edge...easy short walk... maybe 7 steps. Look over to original Tee Pees with Indian Painting Patterns! Do Not Miss this!
Written October 20, 2020
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