Tahlequah, OK - The Illinois River. I grew up visiting this river at least 3 times a summer. My husband and I now take our children every chance we get. It is beautiful in Tahlequah, the water is clear and cool and the float trips are some of the most fun you can have in Oklahoma.
5.) Illinois River-Tahlequah, OK: Cool off down the Illinois River on a raft, canoe or kayak. It's a great family activity but be mindful that on the weekends you might encounter some "party" crowds along the way.