List of rivers of Illinois facts for kids

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This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Illinois:

By drainage basin

Gulf of Mexico

  • Mississippi River
    • Ohio River
      • Lusk Creek
      • Saline River
      • Wabash River
        • Little Wabash River
          • Skillet Fork
          • Elm River
          • Fox River
          • Salt Creek
        • Bonpas Creek
        • Embarras River (Illinois)
          • North Fork Embarras River
          • Little Embarras River
        • Little Vermilion River
        • Vermilion River
          • Middle Fork Vermilion River
          • Salt Fork Vermilion River
            • Saline Branch
              • Boneyard Creek
    • Cache River
      • Cypress Creek
    • Big Muddy River
      • Beaucoup Creek
      • Little Muddy River
      • Casey Creek (Casey Fork)
    • Marys River
      • Little Marys River
    • Kaskaskia River
      • Shoal Creek
      • West Okaw River
    • Palmer Creek
    • Wood River
    • Illinois River
      • Macoupin Creek
      • Big Sandy Creek
      • La Moine River
      • Sangamon River
        • Salt Creek
        • Spring Creek
        • Sugar Creek
          • Lick Creek
      • Spoon River
      • Mackinaw River
        • Little Mackinaw River
        • Panther Creek
          • Red River
      • Big Bureau Creek
      • Little Vermilion River
      • Vermilion River
      • Fox River
        • Indian Creek
        • Somonauk Creek
      • Mazon River
      • Des Plaines River
        • DuPage River
        • Salt Creek
          • Addison Creek
        • Buffalo Creek
      • Kankakee River
        • Rock Creek
        • Iroquois River
    • Henderson Creek
    • Edwards River
    • Rock River
      • Green River
      • Pine Creek
      • Kyte River
      • Leaf River
      • Stillman Creek
      • Kishwaukee River
        • Killbuck Creek
        • South Branch Kishwaukee River
          • Owens Creek
          • East Branch South Branch Kishwaukee River
        • Beaver Creek
        • Piscasaw Creek
          • Mokeler Creek
        • Coon Creek
        • Rush Creek
        • North Branch Kishwaukee River
      • Pecatonica River
        • Sugar River
        • Yellow Creek
    • Plum River
    • Apple River
    • Galena River
    • Sinsinawa River
    • Little Menominee River
    • Menominee River

Gulf of St. Lawrence

  • Lake Michigan
    • Waukegan River
    • Chicago River
      • North Branch Chicago River
        • Skokie River
      • South Branch Chicago River
    • Calumet River
      • Grand Calumet River
      • Little Calumet River
        • Thorn Creek
          • Butterfield Creek

Alphabetically

  • Addison Creek
  • Apple River
  • Beaucoup Creek
  • Beaver Creek
  • Big Bureau Creek
  • Big Muddy River
  • Boneyard Creek
  • Bonpas Creek
  • Bubbly Creek
  • Buffalo Creek
  • Butterfield Creek
  • Cache River
  • Calumet River
  • Casey Creek, also known as Casey Fork
  • Chicago River
  • Coon Creek
  • Cypress Creek
  • Des Plaines River
  • DuPage River
  • East Branch South Branch Kishwaukee River
  • Edwards River
  • Elm River
  • Embarras River (Illinois)
  • Fox River (Illinois River tributary), northern Illinois
  • Fox River (Little Wabash tributary), southern Illinois
  • Galena River
  • Grand Calumet River
  • Green River
  • Henderson Creek
  • Illinois River
  • Indian Creek
  • Iroquois River
  • Kankakee River
  • Kaskaskia River
  • Killbuck Creek
  • Kishwaukee River
  • Kyte River
  • La Moine River
  • Leaf River
  • Lick Creek
  • Little Calumet River
  • Little Embarras River
  • Little Mackinaw River
  • Little Marys River
  • Little Menominee River
  • Little Muddy River
  • Little Vermilion River (Illinois River tributary)
  • Little Vermilion River (Wabash River tributary)
  • Little Wabash River
  • Lusk Creek
  • Mackinaw River
  • Macoupin Creek
  • Marys River
  • Mazon River
  • Menominee River
  • Middle Fork Vermilion River
  • Mississippi River
  • Mokeler Creek
  • North Branch Chicago River
  • North Branch Kishwaukee River
  • North Fork Embarras River
  • Ohio River
  • Owens Creek
  • Palmer Creek (Columbia, IL)
  • Panther Creek (Mackinaw watershed)
  • Pecatonica River
  • Pine Creek
  • Piscasaw Creek
  • Plum River
  • Red River
  • Rock Creek
  • Rock River
  • Rush Creek
  • Saline Branch
  • Saline River
  • Salt Creek (Des Plaines River tributary)
  • Salt Creek (Little Wabash River tributary)
  • Salt Creek (Sangamon River tributary)
  • Salt Fork Vermilion River
  • Sangamon River
  • Shoal Creek
  • Sinsinawa River
  • Skillet Fork
  • Skokie River
  • Somonauk Creek
  • South Branch Chicago River
  • South Branch Kishwaukee River
  • Spoon River
  • Stillman Creek
  • Sugar Creek
  • Sugar River
  • Thorn Creek
  • Vermilion River (Illinois River tributary)
  • Vermilion River (Wabash River tributary)
  • Wabash River
  • West Okaw River
  • Wood River
  • Yellow Creek

List of rivers of Illinois Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.