Riverside Resort

Riverside Resort 5116 Hwy 10
Tahlequah, OK 74464

Phone: 918-456-4787
Toll Free: 800-749-2267
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Located on the banks of the Illinois River near Tahlequah, Riverside Resort offers raft, canoe and kayak rentals for float trips down the river.  Bring friends or family along for a leisurely ride on a raft, or choose a canoe for more speed and ability to maneuver in the water.  For the fastest float trip, rent a one- or two-man kayak.  Depending on how long you wish to be out on the river, you can choose either a six- or 13-mile trip. 

Riverside Resorts offers lodging to accommodate groups both big and small.  The cabins offer gorgeous views overlooking the ...

Located on the banks of the Illinois River near Tahlequah, Riverside Resort offers raft, canoe and kayak rentals for float trips down the river.  Bring friends or family along for a leisurely ride on a raft, or choose a canoe for more speed and ability to maneuver in the water.  For the fastest float trip, rent a one- or two-man kayak.  Depending on how long you wish to be out on the river, you can choose either a six- or 13-mile trip. 

Riverside Resorts offers lodging to accommodate groups both big and small.  The cabins offer gorgeous views overlooking the Illinois River and feature kitchenettes, two full-size beds, bed linens and barbecue grills.  Sleeping from one to four people, the cabins are a great option for couples.  The group lodge facility at Riverside Resorts accommodates up to 42 guests, and is ideal for family reunions and other get-togethers.  A large, fully-equipped kitchen, dining/meeting room, carpeting and central air-conditioning are a few of the great amenities offered in the lodge.  In their free time, guests will most likely be found on the lodge's private deck that overlooks the river. 

The campground at Riverside Resort features electric hookup sites as well as primitive camping sites, and is within walking distance of the river.  A camp store on the grounds offers picnic supplies, ice, firewood and more, and a basketball court, volleyball court and horseshoes are available. 

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  • Discounts: Group Rate Discount

  • Facility Amenities: Camp Store, Campsites, Concessions, Credit Cards Accepted, Elec. 30 Amp, Gift Shop, Grills, Lake/River View, Lodging On Site, Meeting Space Available, Open Seasonally, Outdoor Grills, Picnic Area, Restrooms

  • General Information: Number of Units: 13

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

  • On-site Activities: Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking

  • Rentals: Canoe Rental, Kayak Rental, Raft Rental

  • Room Amenities: Kitchen Facilities

Open daily from May 1 through Labor Day.

Located 17.5 miles north of Tahlequah on Hwy 10, or 9.5 miles south of Hwy 412 on Hwy 10.

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Diana Garman




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From Billy Little on 07/25/15

Stayed at Riverside July 22 thru July 25, 2015. Best I've seen on the river. Stayed in cabin #11. Looks small and disappointing on the outside, but looks were very deceiving. This is the perfect place. Very clean, very friendly staff. I have never been more satisfied by resort. One suggestion, change the shower heads, those things sting on a sunburn. I've read most of the comments left from other people and I can't believe there are some negative ones. Those people are either stupid or can't be pleased. I highly recommend Riverside and WILL stay there again.


From A J Ooten on 03/12/15

Five of us went for 5 days stayed in a cabin right on the river.Was a beautiful scene from the back porch of the cabin ,fished , went on 13 mile raft ride ,was the best vacation yet. Staff were friendly and helpful. Cabin was clean and clean sheets. Plan on going again this year.Best thing was swimming right outside the back door of cabin. Great Place to go can't wait to go again..


From Debbie Hall on 04/02/14

If you are looking for a nice clean family oriented place to stay on the Illinois River Riverside Resort cannot be beat. The cabins are always clean with fresh linens on the beds. A great place to take the kids or grand kids. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They take you up river and you can take as much time as you want floating back. The river is not as crowded as the other resorts because Riverside is the last resort going north on Hwy 10 out of Tahlequah. We have been going there for years and can't wait to go back!


From Jamia Welch on 07/19/13

I took 5 teenage boys to Riverside for my sons 13th Birthday and it was AWESOME. Chandra helped with our reservations, Kelly helped when we arrived. The cabin was very clean, linens smelt fresh, it couldn't have been nicer. The entire staff from the owner that helped with how many miles to take to the gentleman that took us to our drop off spot they all were helpful and friendly. I couldn't have choosen a better place to go and I've already told my son that I don't believe we can top this Birthday but next year we'll give it a try, and it will be at Riverside Resort. There's not alot my teenager and I agree on but staying at and Kayaking with Riverside is one thing we both agree on. Thanks To All of You At Riverside Resort.


From Stephannie on 07/17/13

These are by far the cleanest cabins on the river. We have stayed at several different places and this is our favorite. We have two teenage boys and there was lots for them to do to stay entertained. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We took the 13 mile trip and got to see a part of the river we have never seen before the first day, then took the 6 mile the second day. After our float we ended right in front of our cabin which was great after being on the river all day. There is a restaurant about 10 miles away that was fantastic. That's also the distance to the closest dollar store so be sure to take what you need. We did buy s'more ingredients at Riverside and some other snacks there. Also, be sure to bring your own towels. We forgot ours but the girls at Riverside gladly let us borrow theirs. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a stay on the river. I called around to most of the float places for float trips and at $20 a person, this was the least expensive I found. We are already planning our trip for next year!


From amy on 07/14/13

This place sucks. Water in cabins smells like sewage. Roaches in the kitchen area. whole place stunk, we found a dead mouse under a bed would not suggest this craphole to anyone. Oh, and if they don't like you they will call the cops on you, but only after you get off the river and have been drinking. We have been to this place several times, and it just keeps getting worse and worse.


From CitySlicker on 05/23/13

I agree with Carl! The staff is friendly and accomadating. Memorial Weekend will be our second time. My kids swam in the river direclty in front of Riverside and had a blast. Can't wait to go back to Riverside to get away from the City! Kiss my butt, Michelle!!!


From Carl on 05/18/13

Michelle, if you wanted a five star hotel go back to the city...Marriott! This place is the best, we have been going here for years and you couldn't ask for nicer people/family! I have never had problems with transportation, never once unfriendly staff, always swam in the river directly in front of riverside, and even after many many beers was able to properly dock our raft and walk up that insane hill you speak of! Great family environment and an incredible family that operates Riverside! I say city girl go back to the city! See you in June Riverside!


From michelle on 05/27/12

oh my gosh!! please read if you plan on staying at this place!!! i will never take my family there again and have already told my friends about how horrible this place is! the bathrooms stay filthy, while we were there the sinks were full of vomit the toilets were overflowing on the floor and they keep no soap in there either. the staff is unfriendly and confused because they will each tell you different times for the buses to leave and they will leave you! our bus died three times when we left after waiting an hour and a half to finally leave, we wasn't sure if we was even gonna make it. they don't supply cushions to sit on or trash bags for the float trip as every other canoe rental place does. when your trip is over, you have a tall mud bank to pull your canoes or rafts up on and then you have to carry all of your belongings up a very steep mud bank all the way to your campsite!!! we were kept up till four in the morning because of people being extremely loud and music booming when it was supposed to be turned off by eleven as that's what the security guy said when he came to our campsite and asked us to turn ours off at that time! the park does not over look the river unless you walk to edge of cliff and there is no where to swim or fish because there is no bank! i urge you to pick a different campground if you wanna enjoy yourself.


From Cassie on 08/25/10

Before I made my plans to stay here, I asked for a brown cabin overlooking the river. Upon arrival I was stuck with a white cabin with a view of trees and caterpillars all over the floor. It was also very hot because they had not turned the AC on and it was 105 that day. It didn't cool down until late that night. When I took a shower the entire cabin smelled like sulphur. Apparently that happens when the water gets low. It seemed as though once they had my money, they weren't concerned with me having the stay I had requested. The plus was that there is a full size refrigerator. The down side, no TV or radio. Cabins 3, 4, 5, and 6 seemed like the best cabins to have. Those are waterfront and newer.


From Mike T on 08/23/10

We have been going to Riverside for years. The staff are always so friendly and the cabins are very nice and very clean. There aren't many places that offer cabins right on the river so my family and I always enjoy coming here and having it right there to look at.


From Julie Casey on 07/25/10

take a look!


From Krisie on 07/12/10

We love it there!! We go almost every year. It is a great place to take your family! We have stayed at other camps on the river, but Riverside is the most scenic part of the river...and you don't have to put up with so many drunk younger people. We will defiantly go back next year!!!!


From kellie hamby on 05/24/10

i will never go again ugh and they arent open late enough


 
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