The Obed Wild and Scenic River was set aside in 1976 as a unit of the National Park Service to protect the unique resources found along the Obed and Emory Rivers and their major tributaries. An amendment to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act states that the park was created to protect the park's free-flowing streams, wildlife resources, primitive character, and other "outstandingly remarkable values" for the benefit of future generations. The management documents that you'll find on this page represents many years of accumulated research, scientific studies, and scholarly assessments depicting the park's past, present, and future.
Amendment to the Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment - Howard/White Unit No. 1 Oil Spill (To comment on this document, click this link and follow the instructions there.)
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.