Canoeing, Rafting, and Kayaking on the Illinois River
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Float reservations are nearly full for Saturday July 27th.
Available Friday and Sunday.

Hiring Summer boat loader/drivers. 

Please verify river levels before arrival as they are fluctuating with the rains.

Reservations for the 2024 Season are filling up fast. Call and finalize lodging and camping plans.

Please arrive by 8am on the long trip and 10am for the short trip.

There is gravel on over half the campground 
sites.  Please plan accordingly.

Due to construction along Highway 10 and the river, please expect launching delays 
and delays while floating.

Please call before you come to check the river levels and for further information. 
Thank you

Private vessels will need to launch at Peavine or Round Hollow (long trip launch).
Personal vehicles and private vessels are not allowed at our short trip launch location.

Reservations are required to guarantee floats on Saturdays; please call to verify your arrival times. Lodging, RV, and camping reservations do not include a float trip. Float trips must be booked separately for the day you would like to float. Float trips are only good for the day of reservation.

We abide by the Breath Easy Law. Please NO SMOKING in our Buildings or on the BUSES.

Please call for additional information.

Reservations are available anytime online through the booking engine.

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Welcome to

on the Oklahoma Illinois River

Come to Peyton's Place and find out why the first canoe rental livery on the Illinois River is the last place you will ever need to look for a complete getaway in a serene and beautiful setting repleat with Eagles, Osprey, Hawks and Great Blue Herons gracing the skies. Peyton's Place will convince you that it is THE place for your outings on the beautiful and scenic Illinois River.

Peyton's Place is the oldest canoe camp on the Illinois River and is located at 10298 N HWY 10, Tahlequah, OK 74464. Featuring accommodations that fit every budget and style, Peyton's Place offers air conditioned cottages for singles, couples or small families, a large 48-bed lodge for groups, a RV park, electric campsites, and primitive campsites for those who want to "rough it" in the great outdoors.

Peyton's Place offers a variety of kayak, canoe and raft trips on the Illinois River to meet the needs of every group or individual wanting to enjoy a float trip. There are plenty of canoes, rafts and kayaks to handle any size group up to about 1,300 persons. Trips can be arranged for various lengths and skill levels, from a few miles to multiple days. Visit our RATES page for details. While in 
Tahlequah, OK,make sure you visit Natural Falls State Park, Blue Hole Park, and Cherokee Heritage Center.
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boats on the water


Did we mention that we have your outdoor play in mind? The Peyton family is waiting to assist you in planning and enjoying your next trip to the Illinois River.


A beautiful group lodge is available for larger gatherings. The lodge includes 48 beds, a meeting room, a kitchen, a fireplace and more, all on the banks of the beautiful, scenic Illinois River.


Air conditioned cabins with kitchenettes for couples or small families. These are small and reasonably priced structures which afford a cozy and private atmosphere for your time away from the river.


 Our large and accommodating area for tent camping has trees that provide shade as well as a wind buffer. Campsites feature picnic tables, raised charcoal grills,  restroom/ shower facility and easy access. 
30 Amp electric campsites are available.


The RV Park features 19 spaces with 50 Amp electrical, sewage and water connections. Evening shade is provided by the nearby scenic bluffs. There is a restroom/shower facility that is shared with the campground.

Reserve Now for the 2024 Season!

Dear Valued Customers: Lodging, camping, and floating is now open for the 2024 Season.

Primary office hours are 8am-6pm.

Online Reservations and Payments Available
Please advise Peyton's Place of any issues or additional information you would like to see on the site and we will quickly correct them.
  Thank you. The Peyton Family

Reservations and Information Call Toll Free: 1 (800) 359-0866 or (918) 456-3847

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