Illinois - 2) Prairie Grove to Robinson Road (14.5 miles)


Illinois, Arkansas, US

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2) Prairie Grove to Robinson Road (14.5 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 14.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 7 fpm
Max Gradient 10 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Illinois River South of Siloam Springs, AR
usgs-07195430 5.00 - 8.00 ft I-II 00h19m 5.9 ft (running)


River Description

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.

From To Distance Gradient
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.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-01-24 17:37:50

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