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Summer Concerts

SAT MAY 26 - Lance Roark

FRI MAY 27 - Randy Crouch & Flying Horse

SAT JUN 03 - John Fullbright

SAT JUN 10 - Red Dirt Rangers

SAT JUN 17 - Osage County

SAT JUN 24 - Aaron Woods

SAT JUN 30 - Blaine Bailey

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Gravel Bar & Grill

The Gravel Bar is the only full service bar on the Illinois River. It is open Friday and Saturday night with breakfast served on Saturday and Sunday mornings. On Friday nights you can also catch some great live music. Click here for a list of upcoming concerts.

News Update

April 18, 2019
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No child under the age of 2 is allowed to float the river. Children under the age of 6 must be in a raft. 6 and older may float in a kayak.

A new law has been passed which states that all coolers must have a locking system or they must be held shut with a bungee. This new law will help cut down on the littering that occurs when coolers are tipped over in the water.

Alcohol that is 6% is permitted on the Illinois River. There are still no glass or styrofoam allowed and no coolers over 50 QT. Alcohol is prohibited in a few public accesses, but not along the river.

Gravel Bar and Grill, located near the main office, is still serving breakfast, lunch & dinner Friday - Sunday.


DiamondHead Resort

Diamondhead Resort is Northeast Oklahoma's place for fun in the sun. If you want your friends and family to have the best kayak or raft trip possible, bring them to Diamondhead Resort. We are open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. If you would like to stay before Memorial Day or after Labor Day you will need a reservation.

We will safely transport your party to the selected launching point, and return everyone to their vehicles once they have reached their destination.

When you get done with your float you are always welcome to stay and enjoy our clean facilities. We have picnic areas, sand volleyball pits, horseshoes, a basketball court, and a playing field for any other activities.

If you enjoy the great outdoors, Diamondhead Resort features the best campgrounds on the Illinois River. We also have motel rooms and bunkhouse with A/C for those of you who don't like to rough..

We have campgrounds with 30 amp / 50 amp RV sites, electrical camp sites and bathrooms, as well as primitive grounds with added privacy. You can also setup camp right next to the soothing sounds of the Illinois River.

To ensure that everyone has a fun and safe time, a security crew patrols the grounds on weekends and enforces the midnight - 7am quiet hours.

We welcome all church groups, high school groups, and motorcycle rallys!!! Please call ahead of time to make reservations.

Illinois River Float Trips

If you want your friends and family to have the best Illinois River float trip possible, bring them to Diamondhead Resort in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. We offer the best service of any resort on the Illinois River in Oklahoma.

Illinois River rafting doesn't get much better than than floating the Diamondhead trips. We offer 4-man and 6-man rafts but quantities are limited so reserve your raft today. Please call for cut off times.


It doesn't get any better than kayaking on the scenic Illinois River in Oklahoma. We have some great sit on top kayaks for you to enjoy your 6 or 12 mile Tahlequah float trip. Please call for cut off times.

Firearms Rules - Absolutely no firearms, concealed or open carry, allowed on Diamondhead property.

Illinois River Oklahoma

The beautiful Illinois River in Tahlequah Oklahoma is one of the best spots in Oklahoma to take your family and friends camping and floating. You can sit back and relax as you float down the Illinois River and watch Green Country go by. Diamondhead Resort has the best Illinois River campgrounds and they are located at our landing where your float trip ends so its a quick walk to your campsite.