Diamondhead Resort

Diamondhead Resort 12081 Hwy 10
Tahlequah, OK 74464

Phone: 918-456-4545
Toll Free: 800-722-2411
Fax: 918-456-8181
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To make sure your Illinois River float trip is effortless and enjoyable, look no further than Diamondhead Resort.  Located near Tahlequah, this resort offers canoes, kayaks and rafts for rent.  Take a float trip in a two- or three-man canoe and you can paddle along on a six- to 35-mile-long journey.  Set your own pace on a six- or 12-mile-long float trip alone in a kayak, or invite a partner and try a two-man kayak.  Or, optimize the fun and bring a group of up to nine people for a leisurely six- or 12-mile float trip in a raft. 

Diamondhead Resort also ...

To make sure your Illinois River float trip is effortless and enjoyable, look no further than Diamondhead Resort.  Located near Tahlequah, this resort offers canoes, kayaks and rafts for rent.  Take a float trip in a two- or three-man canoe and you can paddle along on a six- to 35-mile-long journey.  Set your own pace on a six- or 12-mile-long float trip alone in a kayak, or invite a partner and try a two-man kayak.  Or, optimize the fun and bring a group of up to nine people for a leisurely six- or 12-mile float trip in a raft. 

Diamondhead Resort also offers campgrounds and lodging.  The campgrounds feature 30 amp electrical outlets and bathrooms, as well as primitive grounds with added privacy.  You can also set up camp right next to the soothing sounds of the Illinois River.  Air-conditioned motel rooms, cabins and bunkhouses are available to accommodate groups both large and small. 

The general store located on-site offers everything from picnic supplies to souvenirs.  Diamondhead Resort features a nine-hole disc golf course, game room, two lighted volleyball courts, three horseshoe pits and a lighted basketball court, so there's no chance of getting bored during your stay.  Whether spending quality time with family or relaxing with friends, this resort will meet all your needs for an Illinois River getaway.

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  • Facility Amenities: Camp Store, Campsites, Credit Cards Accepted, Elec. 30 Amp, Game Room, Gift Shop, Lake/River View, Pets Allowed, Restrooms

  • General Information: Number of Units: 16

  • Group Amenities: Baggage Handling, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Group Rates Available

  • Location: Riverfront

  • On-site Activities: Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking

  • Rentals: Canoe Rental, Kayak Rental, Raft Rental

Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Take Hwy 62 east of Tahlequah. Turn north on Hwy 10, go 5 miles. Located on the right side.

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Barbara Kelley




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/07/15

Rhonda, for campsite availability you will need to speak with Diamondhead Resort directly by calling 918-456-4545. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Rhonda on 08/07/15

I am looking for a cabin or campsite for 14 people. I need it for 8/14/15-8/16/15


From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/30/15

Hallie, the full hookup sites are $30 per night, but for campsite availability you will need to speak with Diamondhead Resort directly by calling 918-456-4545. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Hallie on 06/30/15

Hello, I'm interested in campground pricing for Thursday 7/2/15 - Sunday 7/5/15. Looking for campsite with electricity and water if possible.


From Missy S. on 06/08/14

To Donna & Mike, remind me when you get sick to put you down the same way that sick, stray dog was put down. The point being made by Kathy B. made was HOW the dog was put down. It was not necessary to inhumanely beat the dog to death. Taking it away from the public and putting it down by gunshot would have been fine.


From Donna & Mike on 05/09/14

We have been going to Tahlequah river floats for about 30 years now and our experiences have always been positive. The incident concerning the 2013 sick stray dog that was put down by the staff was probably necessary. RABIES has been on the increase people!!! Maybe the staff needed to remove the dog from the property quickly for safety reasons. Obviously, the dog became aggressive and like anyone being attacked by a rabid dog, the staff members grabbed the nearest thing for protection of themselves and their quests. I'm not saying that I don't sympathize with your experience. However, not all aspects of living can be sugar coated. So, in order to enjoy and celebrate the joy of life, we must endure sadness sometimes. This a fact of life. On another note, our experiences with the Diamondhead staff concerning dogs has been good. Strays have been around when we stayed there and were fed by the tourists and the Diamondhead staff. I am glad to see that they got TV's this year!!! We are planning a trip again May 29th to June 1st, 2014. We like the Cabin at War Eagle, but we have not decided for sure where we are staying yet. we have


From brian pollard on 02/14/14

Cherokee is in my blood. My grandpa was full blooded and I don't have an Indian card because of the past Indian family were killed or something during the travel from n.Carolina, I guess.


From Kathy B. on 07/25/13

We have gone on a float trip several times through the Illinois River and stayed at the Diamond Head twice. The last time we went our experience was horrific. Several of the parents and children on the trip witnessed male staff members beating a sick stray dog to death with a shovel on the premises. When we approached them and demanded they stop they threw the dog in the back of a pickup and drove off. Soon after we heard several gun shots. The staff would not acknowledge the incident nor explain themselves. It was extremely disturbing for us and the high school aged children with us. The animal could have been easily cared for and taken away by animal control or the humane society and was not bothering guests or putting anyone in danger. We will certainly not be returning.


From Barbara S. on 06/16/13

I have camped there for the past 6 years and every year security has been great. This year a different story. Had a group of 6 naked women and several men skinny dipping and having x-rated activities right out in front of everyone. It was dark but security was confronted and these people were never sent packing. They partied up till 4 am and was never confronted. I was told by the head of security that if I want to press charges than do it. That was the only way to handle the situation. I live two hours from Diamond Head. I guess I was supposed to spend my money and time to clean up the trash they let camp in their camp ground. I am very disappointed in them. I will be taking my business else where. And by the way they do not have the most rafts. they make you pay for their concerts 5 extra dollars per person. regardless if you want to go or not. The night we were there we had to pay and it stormed so if you wanted to stand out in a flooded field and get rained on you could go see this not great concert. It lasted approx. 30 min.due to the weather. No refunds given. Diamond Head step up you security. My children should have never been exposed to this type of situation at a family type park.


From Donna M on 01/04/13

Great staff, competitive prices! They have the most rafts and kayaks of all the resorts! Dont believe everything you read as far as negatives. I have seen so many rude people that expect the Hilton and want to complain when the resort doesnt meet their standards! It is clean and fun if you are there to relax and have a good time!


From Jo D on 07/27/12

Had a good time with my family. Prices comparable to other outfitters. Receptionist was very nice over the phone and was very helpful. Would recommend to anyone wanting to float the river.


From Stacy B. on 05/29/12

I stay here every year. I love it and I would say it is more geared toward the early 20s age group. FUN FUN!


From scott on 09/04/11

I DO NOT RECOMMEND VERY VERY RUDE AND OVER PRICED


From Lisa on 08/08/10

Very rude answering the phone. Per the new guidelines for the Girl Scouts we are required to have a certified guide with us, they said they do not provide one and would not ever provide one. I will NOT be calling back and I suggest NO other scouts either!!!!


 
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