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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.

October 13, 2015
Big South Fork and Obed Waive Some Fees for Veteran’s Day
On Veterans Day, or any day, honor those that have served and sacrificed for our country.

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 22, 2015
Find Your Park: Obed WSR & Big South Fork NRRA to Celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 26
Get outdoors and take part in the celebration for National Public Lands Day 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
Obed Wild & Scenic River Welcomes Fourth Grade Students Through “Every Kid In a Park” Initiative
The goal of the Every Kid in a Park program is to connect fourth graders with the great outdoors.

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.

August 31, 2015
Obed Primitive Bow Workshop on September 18
Participants still have time to put some work in on the nearly finished bow and its sister bow.

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

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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