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January 15, 2016
Annual Cumberland Trail Work Day
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning and Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting the annual Cumberland Trail Work Day on Saturday, February 20.

January 12, 2016
Obed Boulder Field Walk and Talk with a Ranger on January 30
This free ranger-led hike will include discussions on several of the various sandstone boulders along the trail.

January 12, 2016
Obed Bear and Junior Ranger Kids Program on January 23
This free event will begin at 1 p.m. (ET) inside the Obed Visitor Center.

December 22, 2015
Free Camping at Obed & Big South Fork on January 18 Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
On January 18, Big South Fork NRRA & Obed WSR will be observing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday by authorizing one night of free camping at Alum Ford Campground (Big South Fork) and Rock Creek Campground (Obed) as well as for all backcountry permits.

November 10, 2015
Obed Wild & Scenic River Wins “Keeper of the Light Award” for Climbing Program
Obed Wild & Scenic River was recently awarded the prestigious Keeper of the Light award. The Keeper of the Light Award for Interpretation is the highest honor bestowed by the National Park Service Division of Interpretation and for the Southeast Region.

November 05, 2015
Urban Kids Rock the Obed
Urban fourth graders from Lonsdale Elementary School recently completed their visits to the Obed Wild and Scenic River in late October. "Urban Kids Rock the Obed" was the title of the Ticket to Ride proposal that was awarded to the park this spring.

October 13, 2015
“Civil War in the Cumberland Plateau” Event on Saturday, November 7, at Obed Visitor Center
Obed Wild & Scenic River announces a Civil War lecture and book signing November 7, beginning at 1:00 p.m. (ET).

October 06, 2015
Obed Wild & Scenic River Presents Primitive Bow Workshop on October 15
In celebration of the upcoming National Park Service centennial, Obed Wild & Scenic River, in partnership with bowyer Travis Gosnell, announces another primitive bow workshop on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at the Obed visitor center.

October 06, 2015
Lilly Bridge Parking and Jett Parking Closed for Renovation
Obed Wild & Scenic River’s Lilly Bridge parking area and the Jett parking will be closed for pavement sealing and striping October 6-9, 2015.

September 21, 2015
The 16th Annual Obed Adopt-A-Crag Volunteer Event was a Huge Success
Over 80 volunteers participated in the recent 16th annual Adopt-A-Crag at the Obed Wild & Scenic River. The September 12 stewardship event was a partnership between the East Tennessee Climbers Coalition and the National Park Service that resulted in over 400 hours of volunteer service.

September 16, 2015
Hog Hunting Permits for Big South Fork and Obed Go on Sale Starting September 26
The permit costs $5.00 and is good for both Big South Fork and Obed.

April 23, 2015
2014 Tourism to Obed WSR Created $3.7 Million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service report shows that approximately 216,000 visitors to Obed Wild & Scenic River in 2014, spent $3.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 46 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy.

August 15, 2013
Obed WSR Survey Results
The Obed WSR Survey results from a 2012 survey have been tabulated.

June 27, 2013
Wi_fi Service now available at the Obed Visitor Center
The Obed WSR now has Wi-Fi Service!

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