Oconaluftee Islands Park, Cherokee

(4.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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  • We spent 2 hours here as a break from hiking. The kids never once had their phones out as they spent a lot of time just skipping rocks and walking along the river. The bamboo forest was cool too. Spot...  more »
  • We decided to stop at Oconaluftee Islands Park to explore the river. It is a nice, calm place to picnic and relax. The water is moving through the area, but the current is not strong. And like all of ...  more »
  • As we visit each year at Christmas, we so enjoy the lights on and around the islands. We typically go at night and feel totally safe. There are usually a few families besides us that are walking aroun...  more »
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  • Gorgeous Park by the waters of a very beautiful river. The water is only waist deep on most people even during the rainy seasons unless it floods, so it is usually quite safe. It is a calm river where the islands are situated. A large promontory island juts out in the the center that has a lush green river cane forest. Beautiful no matter what the weather is like. It is very relaxing being here, and it feels like you could just stay here and the hours melt away.
  • There's simply nothing that I don't like about Cherokee. My soul feels at home here and there's nowhere I'd rather be than with my husband and kids here forgetting about the city life. This park is nice and the duck feeding is So cool. It's also within walking distance of all nice downtown places. The bamboo forest is amazing!!!!
  • Nice little park we stopped at to eat lunch Park was nice but needed a little love Didn't care for the people that brought their dogs through the park even though signs are clearly posted that say NO DOGS ALLOWED
  • The Islands Park can't be beat! The water is shallow enough for younger children, the bamboo forest is neat to walk through and the parking and bathroom are convenient. It's a beautiful place and amazing to think about the history of the river and the land surrounding it. We are thankful to live near this beautiful area!
  • We go to oconaluftee park for fall. This has been our 3rd consecutive year. We love it