Illinois River

Illinois River 15971 Hwy 10
Tahlequah, OK 74464

Phone: 918-456-3251
Fax: 918-456-3751
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H 71° L 46°

Noted for its beauty, the scenic Illinois River is nestled in the heart of the Oklahoma Ozark Hills. The Upper Illinois River is an easy flowing, Class II river with a rock bottom and shores, delightful scenery and several stretches of mild rapids making for great float trip experiences.

The Illinois River offers over 60 miles of clear water rippling over flint rock. The Illinois River is said to be the best canoe stream in the state with interesting and sometimes challenging waters. Both experienced paddlers and novices will enjoy float trips on the Illinois River as it winds by high bluffs, gravel bars and lush forests.

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From Staff on 08/19/14

Keira, your best bet to check on water level is to call the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission at 918-456-3251. You can also visit their website through the orange button above for more information. Best wishes and thank you for using!

From Keira on 08/19/14

Is the water high enough for a gentle float in a raft or canoe this time of year?

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