Oconaluftee Islands Park, Cherokee

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  • Really cool bridge that goes across into a big park, lots of space. Ducks all along the water. Beautiful scenery.  more »
  • Has many walkways from where you park to the islands. Was winter so be no getting into water, but can see be a great place to take kids in the summer, walk your dog or just take a walk yourself.  more »
  • Alright! It may not be that tropical island, but it is a nice little oasis. in the middle of the river.  more »
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  • I wish I had taken pics! Coming from a very outdoorsy family that travels, this is by far the most beautiful public park we've ever seen. There is plenty of green space to play on, as well as a wide, shallow, and clear river THAT YOU CAN SWIM AND TUBE IN FOR FREE (as long as you bring your own, if not you can rent them near by.) The current is strong enough to float in tubes, but gentle enough for my small children. There are also tables/pavilions with grills, making it perfect for parties or just a day on the river.
  • Nice place for a day outing.. grills and shelters are well maintained.. River is very nice for kids and adults to enjoy.. Not many parking spots.. Parking is only concern..
  • My boyfriend and I stopped here on our way from Florida to pigeon forge for vacation because it was the first place we could actually stop and get out to see the almost frozen river and some wildlife, it was a really cute little stop with a bridge, rocks you could walk out on and a bunch of ducks and geese you could get close to.
  • Always a beautiful place for a break, but staying for the flute playing and storytelling when they have a bonfire is just magical.
  • Great place to walk enjoy The View have a picnic and they have bonfires on on Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. 🔥😀

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Cherokee has no shortage of hotels, motels, and inns. Accommodations range from basic and affordable to lavish and extremely expensive. A towering casino downtown offers many rooms, but rustic cabins and cottages are more characteristic of the area. These places offer mountain views as well as fully equipped kitchens and in-room fireplaces and hot tubs. If you wish to explore the Great Smoky Mountains on your own terms, consider one of the area's campgrounds. Most are full-service, featuring both trailer and tent sites as well as hot showers, electric hookups, and on-site grocery stores.
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