Oconaluftee Islands Park, Cherokee

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  • Plenty of picnic and grilling areas and benches. It could use some trash pick up but for as many people that seem to us it, it wasn't that bad. Nice to sit and watch the water  more »
  • I understand now why there are so many campgrounds in the US. The parks, activities and natural beauties are amazing and have excellent structure.
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  • Beautiful little place to hang out on a great summer day. We walked down and got in the cool, flowing river and had a great time!  more »
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  • Beautiful island park. There are gazebos to use for picnics, birthday parties or just to sit and get out of sun. There is a walkway around the park and sand volleyball court. People fish here or tube and play or swim in the river.
  • It was a nice place to cool off. The water is clear and shallow and you can ride it on a pool float. I didnt like that there was trash and ciggarettes everywhere though and the very large garbage cans were over flowing it was NOT a clean, well maintained park like other reviews claim. The bathrooms were not clean and there are no drinking fountains or vending.
  • A great place for the kids to cool off and run out some energy. Bring your tubes too.
  • Great place to cool off and walk around. It's also free.
  • Clean and relaxing park. The bamboo forest is really neat.

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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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