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 Wild and Scenic River teams up with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to protect not only the Obed River but the adjacent Catoosa Wildlife Management Area?