Sparrow Hawk Primitive Area is one of the iconic hikes in the Tahlequah, Oklahoma area boasting huge views of the Illinois River valley and the surrounding hills. There are many off-shoot trails off of the main trail that are more accessible during the fall and winter months.
Tenkiller Women in the Outdoors
Do you love the outdoors? Some of us LIVE for going outside and enjoying nature. If you identify with this group of people then this event is definitely for you. On the other hand if you don’t identify with this group you should still consider going. When you try new things, you might find something you really enjoy!!
A new twist on the traditional hotel is being built as a part of the Cherokee Springs Plaza in southern Tahlequah. TRU by Hilton is a modern and sleek take on the boring and stuffy hotel experience offering clean and simple rooms, welcoming lobby and lounge areas, and over-the-top service to accommodate the tastes of business and pleasure travelers alike. We took a tour of the new TRU while it was under construction;
We are at the point in the year where the summer festivities are coming to an end and fall is right around the corner. If you are looking to indulge in live music and outdoor adventures one last time you have your opportunity!! There are several events offering live music, cold drinks and good company. There are also events happening later in the fall months that you will not want to miss. You can find some of the upcoming events below!
In the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, near the little town of Tahlequah, Oklahoma lies an abundance of cabins, cottages, and bungalows that are almost too quaint to believe. The lodging options in Cherokee County are extremely diverse ranging from converted burger joint bungalows to rustic cabins in the woods and everything in between. Check out a few unique and charming Air BnB's from the Tahlequah area.
The Upper Illinois River is often the popular attraction for most visitors to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, but most visitors miss one of the best kept secrets on the Illinois River, Marval Resort. Located about five miles south of Tenkiller Ferry Lake Dam, Marval Resort lies on a peaceful 105-acres along the Lower Illinois River.
When the unthinkable happens on the Illinois River like a missing paddler or camper, two local agencies spring into action first, the Illinois River Volunteer Fire Department and the Grand River Dam Authority Police. These first responders spring into action to rescue stranded floaters, administer life saving aid, and corral rowdy floaters and campers when appropriate.
With a prime location on the Illinois River, Sparrow Hawk Camp is a great place to camp and float the scenic Illinois River. Located toward the south end of the river in River Bend Hollow, Sparrow Hawk Camp offers RV campsites with hookups, primitive camping, and float options both short and long. We floated with Sparrow Hawk in July 2020 and this is a report of our experience.
The Illinois River in Tahlequah OK is a great place to get away for a day and enjoy some time with your family or friends. You can choose from plenty of options such as rafting or kayaking. Everyone loves food and sometimes we don’t want to go through the hassle of cooking our own food when we are vacationing. Lucky for you we compiled a list of some of our favorite places on the river to sit back and enjoy a bite to eat, hassle free and tasty as ever.
123 E. Delaware Street
Tahlequah, OK 74464