Southern Oregon’s Illinois River is a tributary to the Rogue River and offers exciting whitewater and a thrilling multi-day river trip for those who launch at Miami Bar. The river can be accessed after a 1.5 hour drive from Ashland, first up I-5 to Grants Pass and then down Highway 199 South to the town of Kerby. Most trips on the Illinois start roughly 18 miles down the Illinois River Road, accessed from the small town of Selma.
During a weekend of sun and good river flows, a group from Ashland, Oregon put on the Illinois and snapped these photos during their weekend getaway. In Southern Oregon, we certainly are lucky to have such wild lands and beautiful, off-the-beaten path, wilderness areas to explore. Here are the photos, courtesy of Ashland-based Indigo Creek Outfitters: