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.Read More
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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.Read More
Whitewater rapids on the Obed Wild and Scenic River can be quite challenging and are not for the inexperienced paddler.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Obed river is home to the Spotfin Chub, a fish that is regularly seen on Tennessee's threatened and endangered list? More...