A variety of animals make the Obed and the surrounding areas their home throughout much of the year. Many of the animals can be spotted quite easily, while others are more difficult to view. Some of the animals are nocturnal, coming out only at night to hunt for food. The animals range in sizes from small fish like the bluegill to larger, fur-bearing animals like the whitetail deer. Please note that many of the animals listed on the following pages do not represent a complete list of the animals that venture into the Obed. Please click on the respective links for a description of some of these unique animals.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Obed River's maximum flow in cubic feet per second can reach a level of 100,000 CFS after periods of heavy rain? For paddlers, the optimum flow ranges from 2500-3000 CFS.