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Address: , Gold Beach, OR
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Activities: White-water rafting, Kayaking
Description: A challenging river with scenery second to none.

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Beautiful River

Not much water in the river now but it's still beautiful. Head to the Oak Flat Campground and walk up the trail a bit. Fun place to visit to hit the river.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Roseburg, Oregon
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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Not much water in the river now but it's still beautiful. Head to the Oak Flat Campground and walk up the trail a bit. Fun place to visit to hit the river.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My husband and I drove up the rogue and up the Illinois as far as the road would take us. There is an overlook where we watched buzzards eating a dead fish and then drove down into the campground area along the river. Was happily surprised to find a bathroom! There was only one other vehicle there with nobody in... More 

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Turlock, California
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Here's a quiet place on the river away from the boat traffic. Enjoy the warm sun and rest on the gravel bars. Float in the cool moving river water. It is away from the masses. I was just sad that there wasn't much water in our ongoing drought.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Once we turned around and found it, had a blast water so warm and the people were pleasant had a great first time last year. Gonna try again this year

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After a visit to Oregon Caves our group of 6 were looking for a place to swim on a hot afternoon. We stumbled upon a perfect swimming hole just before a small waterfall off of Eight Dollar Road between Selma and Cave Junction. This Illinois River location was perfect. Park in a small camping area and follow your nose on... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Spent 4 days at a primitive N.F. campground at the end of the road along the river from Selma and had a great time. Lots of sunshine and wildflowers. Miami Bar is a suberb little beach. We saw a bald eagle, lots of butterflies and a swimming snake there. Nice hikes in the area, too. Road gets rough near the... More 

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Cave Junction, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a beautiful and underused site tucked away, but very convenient to the main highway through the Illinois Valley (Cave Junction). There are picnic and restroom facilities, but alas the State Park system is about to give up maintenance.

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97527
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

This is one of the most beautiful rivers in Southern Oregon. Sometimes the kids disrespect it by not cleaning up their garbage, but the state works hard to keep up. It is beautiful and the water is an incredible Emerald Green. Great swim holes. Just watch the sankes in the summer.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Scenic, clean, accessible, nice area to spend a little time.

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Oregon Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

The Illinois River empties into the larger Rogue River at the tiny town of Agness, about one hours' drive east of Gold Beach. We drove along the Rogue River in summer and it is a pleasant drive, although there are stretches where we could not see the river. To reach the Illinois River, turn southeast on Oak Flat Road at... More 

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