Oconaluftee Islands Park | Cherokee, NC

How will Cherokee affect you?

Go ahead, take your shoes off.

An outdoor oasis for kids and adults alike.

On a warm, summer day in Cherokee, there is nothing so relaxing as some down time at Oconaluftee Islands Park. With easy access to downtown, the park offers shady picnic spots, swimming, tubing, trout fishing, or the pleasant option of simply basking and splashing around with friends and family. When the water levels are normal, the river is divided by a grassy island complete with bridges, picnic tables, piers to feed ducks and fish from, and plenty of room for unbridled play.

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