Illinois, Arkansas, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||4 fpm|
|Max Gradient||6 fpm|
|Illinois River South of Siloam Springs, AR|
|usgs-07195430||3.50 - 6.00 ft||I-II||01h04m||2.46 ft (too low)|
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.
|Robinson Road||Kincheloe just off Hwy 68 to the South||5 miles||4 ft/mi|
|This section is bounded by the National Forest on the left and crosses under the Hwy 412 freeway after passing Twin Mountains.|
|Kincheloe Road||Hwy 68 Roadside Park||4.1 miles||4.5 ft/mi|
This section is bounded by the National Forest on the left.
Osage Creek enters on the right after ~1 mile bringing wastewater flow from the several NW Arkansas Cities.
The river crosses under the Hwy 412 freeway and Chamber Springs Road before reaching the park.
|Hwy 68 Roadside Park||Hwy 16 near Siloam Springs||4.6 miles||5 ft/mi|
|This section exits the National Forest about halfway to Hwy 16.|