Illinois River

Illinois River15971 Hwy 10
Tahlequah, OK 74464

Phone: 918-456-3251
Fax: 918-456-3751
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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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  • On-site Activities: Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking, Swimming, Watchable Wildlife

  • Rentals: Canoe Rental, Kayak Rental, Raft Rental




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 07/23/2014

Josie, a few of the outfitters and resorts also offer more secluded primitive camping in addition to their main lodging areas. They are Hanging Rock Camp, Riverside Resort, Diamondhead Resort and Peyton's Place. You can see more information about each one by using the search bar at the top of this page. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Josie on 07/23/2014

I'm planning on going on a float trip but i dont want to stay at a resort. Do you know of any more primitive camping on the river?


 
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