The sun is popping and the weather is nice, so grab some friends and head on down to the river. Along state Highway 10, just outside of Tahlequah, there are so many popular resorts along the Illinois River that will soon fill up. Most resorts have already opened up for the weekends during April, but May 1 they will be open again for seven days a week.
“I love going to the river. My favorite part is tanning of course, but I always have a blast getting together with all of my friends. There’s never a dull moment and the river is a perfect place for us all to have fun,” said Kirbi Lobaugh, Keys freshman.
Some of the popular places to go are the War Eagle and Diamondhead resorts. Most like to float down the river in canoes or rafts with friends and family, but some even enjoy camping out in cabins or at the campsites. There are even a couple of water slides along the river too. One is located at the corner of state Highways 51 and 10 at the All American Floats where they even have miniature golf, and the other is located at War Eagle, which is just a few miles down the road.
For those that enjoy having fun and cooling off, the river might just be the happening place. Grab a few cold ones, a swim suit and of course the sunscreen, then head on down to one of the Illinois River resorts for some fun in the sun.