Experiencing the Obed

The Obed Wild and Scenic River looks much the same today as it did when the first white settlers strolled its banks in the late 1700s. While meagerly populated due to poor farming soil, the river was a hospitable fishing and hunting area for trappers and pioneers. Today, the Obed stretches along the Cumberland Plateau and offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

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Features

Award Winning Obed Movie

Obed Movie

View the full length award winning Obed Movie playing everyday at the Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center.

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camera taking photo of sunset from overlook

2015 Obed Photo Contest

The 4th Annual Photo Contest is now underway. Get all the details and forms here.

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Coffee and Climb with a Ranger Program

Coffee and Climb with a Ranger Program

Every first Saturday of the month, you can take part in our Coffee and Climb with a Ranger Program.

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Kayaker on the Obed Wild and Scenic River

Challenging Whitewater

Whitewater rapids on the Obed Wild and Scenic River can be quite challenging and are not for the inexperienced paddler.

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Woman climbing cliff at Obed.  Photo by Ranger Matt Hudson.

Climbing at the Obed

Rock climbing is a popular activity at Obed. The Preamble route (pictured) has a rating of 5.10 and is one of over 300 bolted routes in the park.

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Man seated on rock and fishing in river

Fishing at the Obed River

Fishing opportunities are plentiful at the Obed Wild and Scenic River. Bass, bluegill, catfish, and muskie are a few of the species that live here.

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Two hikers on a trail

Explore our trails

Hiking along the Obed Wild and Scenic River is one enjoyable activity that we have to offer. Trails varying in length and scenery are available.

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Memories of the Obed

Memories of the Obed

On the second Saturday of each month, a different speaker will discuss their memories of the Obed from generations past.

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