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Summer Concerts

SAT JUN 19 - Rick Lamb & Phinnatics

SAT JUN 26 - Aaron Woods Band

SAT JUL 02 - Colton Kro & The Murder

SAT JUL 03 - Randy Crouch & Flying Horse

SAT JUL 10 - Chris Blevins

SAT JUL 17 - Dave Kay Band

SAT JUL 24 - Doc Fell & Co

SAT JUL 31 - Frankie Lee
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Gravel Bar & Grill

The Gravel Bar is the only full service bar on the Illinois River. It is open Friday and Saturday night with breakfast served on Saturday and Sunday mornings. On Friday nights you can also catch some great live music. Click here for a list of upcoming concerts.

First Annual Diamond Stone Festival (Sept 9-11, 2021)

A celebration of roots music on the beautiful Illinois River. The inaugural year of Diamond Stone music festival will take place September 9-11, 2021. Located within Diamondhead Resort on the banks of the scenic Illinois River, a weekend packed with fun and food under the sun and moon. Attendees may stay the weekend and camp on the festival grounds.

Diamondhead Resort served as the location of the immensely popular Medicine Stone music festival from 2013-2019. Sensitive to the void created with the festival's absence, Diamondhead owners Barbara and Kevin Kelley were determined to bring quality independent roots music back to Cherokee County and the rest of North East Oklahoma.

Roots music is the overlying theme of this year's festival. This year's lineup explores many areas of Country, Folk, Rock and Americana music. Beyond the music, Diamond Stone will offer an opportunity to give back to many local charitable organizations. This year, Diamond Stone will be donating a percentage of ticket sales to local nonprofits such as Marines of Tahlequah, Tahlequah Friends of the Library, TahlEquality, and several other organizations.

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Inquiries May Contact:
Danny Gold
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No child under the age of 2 is allowed to float the river. Children under the age of 6 must be in a raft. 6 and older may float in a kayak.

A new law has been passed which states that all coolers must have a locking system or they must be held shut with a bungee. This new law will help cut down on the littering that occurs when coolers are tipped over in the water.

Alcohol that is 6% is permitted on the Illinois River. There are still no glass or styrofoam allowed and no coolers over 50 QT. Alcohol is prohibited in a few public accesses, but not along the river.

Gravel Bar and Grill, located near the main office, is still serving breakfast, lunch & dinner Friday - Sunday.


DiamondHead Resort

Diamondhead Resort is Northeast Oklahoma's place for fun in the sun. If you want your friends and family to have the best kayak or raft trip possible, bring them to Diamondhead Resort. We are open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. If you would like to stay before Memorial Day or after Labor Day you will need a reservation.

We will safely transport your party to the selected launching point, and return everyone to their vehicles once they have reached their destination.

When you get done with your float you are always welcome to stay and enjoy our clean facilities. We have picnic areas, sand volleyball pits, horseshoes, a basketball court, and a playing field for any other activities.

If you enjoy the great outdoors, Diamondhead Resort features the best campgrounds on the Illinois River. We also have motel rooms and bunkhouse with A/C for those of you who don't like to rough..

We have campgrounds with 30 amp / 50 amp RV sites, electrical camp sites and bathrooms, as well as primitive grounds with added privacy. You can also setup camp right next to the soothing sounds of the Illinois River.

To ensure that everyone has a fun and safe time, a security crew patrols the grounds on weekends and enforces the midnight - 7am quiet hours.

We welcome all church groups, high school groups, and motorcycle rallys!!! Please call ahead of time to make reservations.

Illinois River Float Trips

If you want your friends and family to have the best Illinois River float trip possible, bring them to Diamondhead Resort in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. We offer the best service of any resort on the Illinois River in Oklahoma.

Illinois River rafting doesn't get much better than than floating the Diamondhead trips. We offer 4-man and 6-man rafts but quantities are limited so reserve your raft today. Please call for cut off times.


It doesn't get any better than kayaking on the scenic Illinois River in Oklahoma. We have some great sit on top kayaks for you to enjoy your 6 or 12 mile Tahlequah float trip. Please call for cut off times.

Firearms Rules - Absolutely no firearms, concealed or open carry, allowed on Diamondhead property.

Illinois River Oklahoma

The beautiful Illinois River in Tahlequah Oklahoma is one of the best spots in Oklahoma to take your family and friends camping and floating. You can sit back and relax as you float down the Illinois River and watch Green Country go by. Diamondhead Resort has the best Illinois River campgrounds and they are located at our landing where your float trip ends so its a quick walk to your campsite.