We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Escape from the Gift Shops & Relax” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oconaluftee Islands Park

Oconaluftee Islands Park
Ranked #7 of 31 things to do in Cherokee
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Tallahassee, Florida
Level Contributor
98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Escape from the Gift Shops & Relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you aren't into souvenir shopping, this is a great place to hang out for awhile. Families with young children will especially enjoy it because its a great place for wading. Water shoes are helpful for walking on the stones but not a necessity. There is a bathroom changing area at one end.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Alice W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

274 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    178
    81
    14
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level Contributor
35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice quiet water side park right in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a nice place to take a stroll by or in the water and cool off when you don't have time to travel out into the parks. It's close to shopping and restaurants so groups could easily split up and meet there later. It was clean and shady and quiet.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Meddo2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Huntsville, Alabama
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great place for a swim”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Want a free fun time, go here. Bring your own float and enjoy the Oconaluftee (or the "Luftee" as locals call it) River. I saw kid, old folks, fishermen, sunbathers, floaters, you name it. Great place to visit, and you can't beat the price.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
3 Thank ff0101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun for the kids!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

My kids had lots of fun playing in the river, also there were a lot ducks which was really nice to see. Overall, it's a nice park to go and relax while the kids play in the water

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Dnisse82
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Warner Robins, Georgia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Love the bamboo forest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Love the family orientation, would not go in the area and swim where lots of geese are. People should not bring your dog(signs posted) but still do. Bamboo forest is amazing. We saw a mama duck with 8 babies so cool!

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank TRC569
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Oconaluftee Islands Park also viewed

Cherokee, North Carolina Mountains
Cherokee, North Carolina Mountains
 
Cherokee, North Carolina Mountains
Cherokee, North Carolina Mountains
 

Been to Oconaluftee Islands Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing