This past weekend some folks from Indigo Creek Outfitters did a trip down Southern Oregon’s Illinois River. The Illinois River is a major tributary to the Rogue River. The confluence of the Illinois River and Rogue River is roughly 30 miles upstream from where the Rogue meets the ocean at Gold Beach, Oregon. The Illinois River is completely rain and snow-melt dependent. Because of this, catching the Illinois when flows are good and the sun is out is really difficult! In the summer time, the Illinois River gets too low to raft.
Here’s a video from their trip, which shows some of the larger rapids on the Illinois River: