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May 20, 2015
Obed Announces Bear and Junior Ranger Program on May 30
This is a free event and no reservations are required.

May 08, 2015
Rangers Hall, Hudson, and Painter Receive National Valor Award
The award was bestowed for an incident that started around midnight on May 11, 2014.

May 07, 2015
Obed Wild and Scenic River Presents Healthy Hike on May 23
Healthy Hikes provide the public with ranger-led activities that will allow park visitors to improve their fitness and provide the opportunity to further discover national parks.

May 01, 2015
Primitive Bow Workshop at Obed Visitor Center on May 14
The workshop is wheelchair accessible.

May 01, 2015
Bird Walk at Obed Wild and Scenic River on Saturday, May 9
Both experienced and novice bird watchers are encouraged to attend.

May 01, 2015
Obed Rock Climbing and Paddling Program for Sixth Grade Homeschooled Students on May 18
Students spend an entire day with National Park Service rangers.

May 01, 2015
Bill Harper to be Featured at Memories of the Obed on Saturday, May 9
Each month a different speaker shares their memories of life in the vicinity of the river

April 27, 2015
Annual Obed Clean Up and Volunteer Appreciation Potluck Lunch on Saturday, May 16, 2015
Volunteers share their time and talents and are worth their weight in gold.

April 23, 2015
Obed Wild and Scenic River Announces Junior Ranger Program to Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day
No reservations are required.

April 23, 2015
Big South Fork and Obed Trails Highlighted in the Mountain Laurel Walks Celebration
The Mountain Laurel Walks is an annual celebration of late spring in the Upper Cumberland Plateau.

April 22, 2015
Owl Prowl at the Obed on May 1
Reservations are not necessary for this free event, which should conclude by 9:30 p.m.

April 22, 2015
Potters Falls Hemlock Treatment Workshop and Clean Up on Saturday, May 2
This free workshop will teach local landowners how to protect hemlock trees from the deadly Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.

April 22, 2015
Obed Coffee and Climb with a Ranger Programs on Saturday, May 2
No reservations are necessary for these free events.

April 20, 2015
Obed Wild and Scenic River to Host Exhibition Featuring Watercolors by Tony Kampwerth
The two hour reception will include music and light refreshments

April 13, 2015
Obed Wild and Scenic River Celebrates National Park Week with April 24 Reception and Book Signing
The two hour reception will include music and light refreshments.

April 08, 2015
Obed Wild and Scenic River Presents Healthy Hike on April 18
This month's healthy hike will be a 3.8 mile hike out the Point Trail.

April 06, 2015
Find Your Park: Big South Fork and Obed to Celebrate National Park Week 2015 with Free Camping
National Park Week will kick off with free backcountry camping permits as well as free camping.

April 06, 2015
Obed Preschool Story Time on Friday, April 10
Children are encouraged to bring their favorite book to be read by a ranger.

April 06, 2015
Obed Wild and Scenic River Announces Wildflower Walk to Kick Off National Park Week on Saturday, April 18
This two mile walk will highlight some of the local wildflowers and beautiful views of the Obed.

April 06, 2015
Star Party at the Obed Wild and Scenic River
The program will begin at the Lilly Overlook parking area at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

April 06, 2015
Obed Wild and Scenic River Announces Birding Walk with Dr. Charles P. Nicholson on Saturday, May 9
Over 160 bird species have been documented in the Obed Wild and Scenic River.

March 27, 2015
Obed Coffee and Climb with a Ranger Programs on Saturday, April 4
Attend one program or both. No reservations are necessary for these free events.

March 10, 2015
Obed Primitive Bow Workshop on March 19
Travis Gosnell built his first bow as a child and has always enjoyed a good challenge.

March 10, 2015
Next Obed Healthy Hike on March 21
Meet at 3 p.m. (ET) in the Lilly Overlook parking area.

March 09, 2015
Star Party at the Obed Wild and Scenic River on March 14
This program will touch on light pollution and the effects it is having one cosystems around the world.

March 09, 2015
Owl Prowl at the Obed on March 20
Reservations are not necessary for this free event, which should conclude by 9 p.m.

March 09, 2015
Obed Preschool Story Time on Friday, March 13
This is a free event, and no reservations are required.

March 09, 2015
Pioneer Whitewater Paddlers Dick Gammage and Grimes Slaughter to Speak at Obed Program on March 14
The Memories of the Obed is part of a series of regular programs that explores the unique river-related memories of local individuals.

March 02, 2015
Annual Cumberland Trail Work Day Rescheduled for March 21
The event is expected to conclude around 4:30 p.m.

March 02, 2015
Obed Coffee and Climb with a Ranger Programs on Saturday, March 7
No reservations are necessary for these free events.

March 02, 2015
Obed Preschool Story Time on Friday, March 6
This is a free event, and no reservations are required.

August 14, 2014
YCA Crew at the Obed
The 2014 YCA Crew at the Obed WSR.

July 21, 2014
Obed Tourism Grows
Tourism at the Obed Wild and Scenic River has grown during the past year.

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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