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Riverbend Rafting

Join us on the river for a fun and adventurous Illinois river rafting trip from Tahlequah! Book online today!


Riverbend Tubing

Experience the scenic Illinois River on a fun float trip! Our river tubes are clean and comfortable for a great float in Tahlequah, OK. Book online now!


Riverbend Kayaking

Spend a half-day kayaking and explore the Illinois River, a beautiful piece of water in an area rich with natural beauty and interesting wildlife.


Cooler Tube

Rent a cooler tube for your Illinois River float trip so you can bring your favorite cold beverages along! Stay refreshed during your float trip.

Here at Riverbend By The Bridge, our goal is to provide all floaters with an unforgettable trip down the Illinois River in Tahlequah. To achieve this goal, we ensure that all our rafts, kayaks and equipment are new, sanitary and well-maintained.

We take pride in our location which features the most scenic section of the Illinois River. On top of that, we’re easier to find than any other outfitter because we’re right on the corner of Highway 62 & Rte 10.

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We offer various rental options, whether you are visiting with your entire family, significant other or your friends. Riverbend rafting is ideal for groups of four to six people, while kayaking is highly recommended for individuals or couples. Try our tubing excursion if you want to float the river in chill mode, taking in the beauty of nature with the company of friends and family. Don’t forget to rent a cooler tube that you can tow so you’ll have your favorite refreshments within easy reach.

Book easily online now and trust that we’re the best company for your next adventure to the Illinois River. Feel free to contact us for any safety tips, or to request additional information.

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Enjoy Floating The Scenic Illinois River

Why Float With Us?

Lowest Prices
On The River

We offer rafting @ $20/person and tubing @ $15/person Monday-Friday (Excluding holidays) These prices are the lowest on the river!

Float To Your Car

No outfitter on the river has more convenient parking.

Parking Is Adjacent To Our Landing

Float parking is 80 feet from our landing!

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No Bus Ride At The End Of Your Float

No waiting on a bus to take you to your vehicle.

Cleanest Restrooms

Rest assured our restrooms are clean.

Our Rentals

Have The Most Fun On Tahlequah's Scenic Illinois River

from $80

from $25

from $15

from $10


Our Customer Reviews

Ginnie Russell

3 weeks ago

When all seemed lost they saved us…..Greatest float company ever! We showed up not knowing you absolutely must make a reservation with all float companies because they sell out. Well these folks here helped us out and had two extra rafts for us! The 10 mile wrecked us but it was a great day with loved ones and friends. Will go back!

Tom Sanchez

2 weeks ago

We live right up the road and float the river 3-4 times a year. Usually float with All American but decided to try Riverbend out. Glad we did! Fast service and transport to the river. Equipment is good and the they have a nice building to hang out in. Also no waiting in long lines.

Sasha P

a month ago

Thank you Riverbend By The Bridge for your hospitality and kindness we had a blast!!

Riverbend Tubing

Tubing On The Illinois River

Whether you’re chilling, or down for adventure, we create the best tubing trip for you in Tahlequah!

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