• Rafting through the Obed Wild & Scenic River gorge

    Obed

    Wild & Scenic River Tennessee

Memories of the Obed

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Roy and Juanita Guinn (and daughter) canoeing along the Obed, circa 1974.
Juanita Guinn

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News Release Date: January 31, 2013
Contact: Matt Hudson, 423-346-6294

WARTBURG, Tennessee:The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting the next Memories of the Obed program on Saturday, May 11, at 2:00 p.m. (EST).This free program will be held inside the Obed Visitor Center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg, and will be the next installment of several regular programs that will explore the unique river-related memories of local individuals. Each month, a different speaker will discuss their memories of life in the vicinity of the river and will provide a window into what life was like in more simple and self-sufficient times. This month's program will feature Juanita and Roy Guinn, early whitewater paddling users of the river. Memories to be shared include stories about fishing in Clear Creek, local moonshining in years gone by, the gristmill at Lilly Bridge, and the advent of recreational activities such as whitewater paddling and rock climbing at the Obed Wild and Scenic River.

No reservations are required to attend this program.

Please contact the park at 423-346-6294 for further details and information.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Obed Wild and Scenic River also has a campground? The Rock Creek Campground has 11 sites, consisting of tent pads, picnic tables, cooking grills, and lantern poles.