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Oklahoma whitewater, Illinois River

Cherokee county, Playspot at Echota section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     0 miles
  The Playspot at Echota stretch of Illinois River is 0 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of whitewater. The scenic beauty of Oklahoma and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not
    very demanding. This is an extremely short section so no need to bring snacks. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with not too many other rivers for that. Illinois River doesn't
have a lot of paddling stretches, the Playspot at Echota stretch is the only one. The wild scenery of the Ozarks is great. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. If you're coming from Tahlequah it's  
not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
A fine place in the neighborhood of Illinois River is River Bend Hollow, and since you're here you will meet lots of folks from nearby Tahlequah. This spot, the Ozarks, has so much outdoors entertaining things. Point of the Pines is an exciting thing to distinguish since you're here at Illinois River. Illinois River gets a great deal of water. For the period of the month of June you get the most rain around here; the driest month is January. At Illinois River throughout the warmest time of the year highs are in the 90's.

Illinois River, Playspot at Echota 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:
Whitewater Outfitter - Sparrow Hawk Camp, Cherokee County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Diamondhead Resort, Cherokee County, 3 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Eagle Bluff Resorts, Cherokee County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Spring Creek, Cherokee County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 0 miles long (Low Water Bridge by Peggs)
Flint Creek, Delaware County, 19 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 1 miles long (US 412 to Fidler's Bend)
 Marinas Near Illinois River:
Caney Ridge Marina, Welling , 10 miles away
Pettit Bay Marina, Park Hill , 11 miles away
Burnt Cabin Marina Resort, Park Hill , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Illinois River:
Tenkiller Lodge, Park Hill , 1 miles away
Oak Park Motel, Tahlequah , 3 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Tahlequah, Tahlequah , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites TAHLEQUAH, Tahlequah , 5 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Tahlequah, Tahlequah , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Illinois River:
Falcon Floats Camp Sites, Tahlequah, 0 miles away
River City Motel Camper Park, Tahlequah, 3 miles away
Indian Campground, Cherokee County, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Illinois River:
George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond - MO , 63 miles away
Sequoyah Bay State Park, Oklahoma , 16 miles away
Adair State Park, Oklahoma , 21 miles away
Tenkiller State Park, Oklahoma , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Illinois River:
Cherry Springs Golf Club, Tahlequah , 5 miles away
Cherokee Trails Golf Course, Tahlequah , 5 miles away
Tahlequah City Golf Course, Tahlequah , 6 miles away

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