Illinois, Arkansas, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||7 fpm|
|Max Gradient||10 fpm|
|Illinois River South of Siloam Springs, AR|
|usgs-07195430||5.00 - 8.00 ft||I-II||00h19m||5.9 ft (running)|
Nice slow class I float with an occasional Class II riffle. Many places to access although it flows through private land for much of the way.
|Hwy 62 East of Prairie Grove||Goose Creek Road||6.2 miles||8 ft/mi|
Need higher levels for this section as it is higher in the watershed.
A couple of other roads cross in this stretch, N. Black Nursery and Bethel Blacktop. Private Land
|Goose Creek Road||Hwy 16 near Lake Wedington||4.9 miles||6 ft/mi|
Muddy Fork enters on river left about halfway which signals the beginning of National
Forest property on river left.
Alternate Access available to Muddy Fork just above the confluence on Viney Grove Road.
|Hwy 16 near Lake Wedington||Robinson Road||3.4 miles||6 ft/mi|
|Clear Fork enters ~0.5 miles below Hwy 16 on the right bringing wastewater flow from the City of Fayetteville.|
Can be combined with downstream sections for longer trips.