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Arkansas whitewater, Illinois River

Washington and Benton county, Robinson Road to Highway 16 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     13.7 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful Washington and Benton County scenery and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to
    get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whitewater paddling here in the Ozarks is a great experience. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove.
Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Robinson Road to Highway 16 stretch is just one of many. The campgrounds here at Illinois River are pretty  
good. The Robinson Road to Highway 16 stretch of Illinois River in Washington and Benton County is 13.7 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Weddington Hiking Trail, and you're sure to run into some good people from Siloam Springs here. If you want a pleasant time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Ozarks. A journey to Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park when you're here at Illinois River is a perfect idea, and the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Chambers Spring.

Illinois River, Robinson Road to Highway 16 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Illinois River.
 Whitewater Near Illinois River:
Illinois River, Washington and Benton County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.7 miles long (Robinson Road to Highway 16)
Illinois River, Benton County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.1 miles long (Highway 16 to Arkansas 59)
Illinois River, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 14.5 miles long (Prairie Grove to Robinson Road)
Fall Creek, Washington / Crawford County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 12 miles long (Strickler to Lee Creek)
Flint Creek, Delaware County, 21 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1 miles long (US 412 to Fidler's Bend)
White River - West Fork, Washington County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Woolsey to Greenland)
Lee Creek, Crawford Washington County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.4 miles long (Devils Den State Park to Highway 220)
Whitewater Outfitter - Two Sons Floats & Camping, Mcdonald County, 24 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Blackburn Creek, Crawford County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Devils Den State Park to Highway 220)
Lee Creek, Crawford County, 25 miles away
      Class II+ - 3 miles long (Highway 220 to NFS Access)
 Hotels Near Illinois River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SILOAM SPRINGS, Siloam Springs , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Siloam Springs, Siloam Springs , 7 miles away
Quality Inn Siloam Springs, Siloam Springs , 9 miles away
Super 8 Siloam Springs, Siloam Springs , 9 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites Siloam Springs, Siloam Springs , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Illinois River:
Lake Weddington Campground, Washington County, 5 miles away
Greentree RV, Siloam Springs, 9 miles away
Lake Frances, Siloam Springs, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Illinois River:
Weddington Hiking Trail, Benton , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Illinois River:
George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond - MO , 39 miles away
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Arkansas , 11 miles away
Natural Falls State Park, Oklahoma , 19 miles away
Adair State Park, Oklahoma , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Illinois River:
Siloam Springs Country Club, Siloam Springs , 7 miles away
Thunderbird Golf Course, Siloam Springs , 8 miles away
Golf Club Valley View, Farmington , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Illinois River
Crystal Lake, Benton , 11 miles away
Lake Bentonville, Benton , 18 miles away

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