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Diamondhead Resort

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To make sure your Illinois River float trip is effortless and enjoyable, look no further than Diamondhead Resort. Located near Tahlequah, this resort offers canoes, kayaks and rafts for rent. Take a float trip in a two- or three-man canoe and you can paddle along on a six- to 35-mile-long journey. Set your own pace on a six- or 12-mile-long float trip alone in a kayak, or invite a partner and try a two-man kayak. Or, optimize the fun and bring a group of up to nine people for a leisurely six- or 12-mile float trip in a raft. 

Diamondhead Resort also offers campgrounds and lodging. The campgrounds feature 30 amp electrical outlets and bathrooms, as well as primitive grounds with added privacy. You can also set up camp right next to the soothing sounds of the Illinois River. Air-conditioned motel rooms, cabins and bunkhouses are available to accommodate groups both large and small. 

The general store located on-site offers everything from picnic supplies to souvenirs. Diamondhead Resort features a nine-hole disc golf course, game room, two lighted volleyball courts, three horseshoe pits and a lighted basketball court, so there's no chance of getting bored during your stay. When it's time to refuel, head to the on-site Gravel Bar, which is the only full service bar on the Illinois River. It is open Friday and Saturday nights, as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings for breakfast. Whether spending quality time with family or relaxing with friends, this resort will meet all your needs for an Illinois River getaway.

  • Lodging
  • Nature & Outdoors
  • Sports & Rec
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