Nature & Science
The Obed Wild and Scenic River has many natural treasures. Wildlife and plant life are abundant here, and every trip to the Obed brings about a chance to view both. Visitors may gaze upon a red-shouldered hawk flying above the Lilly Bluff Overlook. They may also take a walk down to the Boulder Field and come across a blossoming red trillium wildflower. Or they might cast their fishing line on Clear Creek and reel in a fiesty smallmouth bass. Whatever recreational activity a visitor attempts at the Obed, they are sure to see nature up close.
This nature and science page will delve into the wildlife that is abundant at the Obed. As time goes on, the page will be expanded to include information on the environment, natural features and ecosystems, geology, and other life forms in the park. By checking out the topics on this page, you will become better acquainted with the mammals, birds, reptiles, trees, plants, and wildflowers that are part of the beauty of the Obed.
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?