Canoeing, Rafting, and Kayaking on the Illinois River
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Closed for Season. 

Thanks everyone for another great season.
We anticipate re-opening the 1st of May, 2023

Please plan on a 4x4 vehicle on the riverside half of the campground and gravel on over half the sites.  

The river is below normal at this time, we recommend floating rafts on the short trip.
Please arrive by 8am on the long trip and 10am for the short trip.

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

The weekend short trip launch location has changed, and will be a little longer. Private vessels will need to launch at Peavine or Round Hollow, personal vehicles and private vessels are not allowed in the new launch location.

Please call for additional information.

Reservations are required to guarantee floats on Saturdays. 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.

Reservations are available anytime online through the booking engine
or voicemail. Messages will be returned in order received.

  THANK YOU! We look forward to seeing you next year!

Due to COVID-19 we have implemented additional cleaning protocols and request guests continue social distancing and follow Oklahoma Department of Health and CDC guidelines. If guests have been in contact with person(s) who have or had COVID-19 or who have had symptoms including: a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms please respect the health of our employees and other guests and postpone your visit at least 14 days.
Management will continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation closely to ensure the safety of all employees and guests.
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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 2021 Season!

Dear Valued Customers: Lodging, camping, and floating is now open for the 2021 Season. We have implemented additional cleaning protocols and request guests continue social distancing when practical. Management will continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation closely to ensure the safety of all employees and guests.

Current office hours are 8am-5pm.

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