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January 16, 2014
Martin Luther King Day
To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the Rock Creek Campground will be free for all campers.

December 20, 2013
Coffee and Climb in January
Monthly Coffee and Climbing is this January 4th.

December 06, 2013
Obed Memory Program
The Memories of the Obed program continues on Saturday, December 14th.

October 19, 2013
Coffee and Climb Event
The upcoming Coffee and Climb with a Ranger program will be held on Saturday, November 2nd.

September 28, 2013
Obed WSR Storytime
Our next Preschool Storytime event will be on Friday, October 4th.

September 27, 2013
Obed WSR Coffee and climb with a ranger
The Obed Coffee and Climb with a Ranger programs will be held on Saturday, October 5th.

September 22, 2013
National Public Lands Day at the Obed
The Obed celebrates National Public Lands Day on September 28th.

September 22, 2013
Storytime at the Obed
The upcoming Obed Storytime event will be this Friday, September 27th, at the Obed Visitor Center.

September 12, 2013
Obed Photo Contest Reception
The 2013 Obed Photo Contest Reception will be held on Friday, September 27th.

September 07, 2013
Memories of the Obed Program
The next Obed Memories Program will be held on Saturday, September 14th.

September 07, 2013
Obed WSR preschool storytime
The next Obed WSR Preschool Storytime event will be on Friday, September 13th.

August 29, 2013
Monthly coffee and climb with a ranger
The next Coffee and Climb with a Ranger program will be held on Saturday, September 7th.

August 26, 2013
Obed Night Sky Program
The Obed will be having a Night Sky program on Friday, September 6th.

August 24, 2013
Obed Preschool Event
Preschool Reading programs take place every Friday morning at the Obed Wild and Scenic River.

August 17, 2013
Obed Storytime Event
The next Obed Preschool Storytime event will be on Friday, August 23rd.

August 11, 2013
Obed preschool storytime
The Obed WSR will be having another Preschool Storytime event on Friday, August 16th.

August 08, 2013
Night Sky Program
The Obed WSR hosts a Night Sky event on August 17th.

August 08, 2013
Critters in the Creek Program
The Obed's next Critters in the Creek program is scheduled for August 24th.

August 01, 2013
National Park Service celebrates its Birthday
The National Park Service turns 97 this month!

August 01, 2013
Adopt-A-Crag Event
The annual Obed Adopt-A-Crag event will be held on Saturday, September 7th.

July 29, 2013
August Coffee and Climb with a Ranger
Our next Coffee and Climb with a Ranger event will be held on Saturday, August 3rd.

July 14, 2013
The Epic Flood of 1929
The Obed will be having a history program on the Flood of 1929 on Saturday, July 27th.

July 08, 2013
Obed Memories Program
Our next Memories of the Obed program will be this Saturday, July 13th, at the Obed Visitor Center.

July 06, 2013
Preschool Storytime at the Obed
The Obed WSR holds a Preschool Storytime hour each Friday morning.

July 04, 2013
2013 Obed Photo Contest
The 2013 Obed Photo Contest is now underway.

July 01, 2013
Obed preschool storytime event
Our weekly preschool storytime event continues this coming Friday (7/5) at 10:30 a.m. (EDT).

June 29, 2013
Obed Independence Day Event
Looking for some outdoor fun this Independence Day? Why not visit us at the Obed?

June 28, 2013
July Coffee and Climb with a Ranger Program
The next Obed Coffee and Climb with a Ranger program will be on Saturday, July 6th.

June 23, 2013
Preschool Storytime Event
The Obed WSR will be having another Preschool Storytime event this Friday, June 28th, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT).

June 15, 2013
Preschool Storytime
Every Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. (EDT), the Obed WSR has a free Preschool Storytime event for kids.

May 27, 2013
Obed Wild and Scenic River Announces Coffee with a Ranger and Climb with a Ranger Programs on Saturday, June 1st
Meet at Lilly Bridge 8:30 a.m. EDT for a free cup of coffee.

January 31, 2013
Memories of the Obed
The Obed will be having a Memories of the Obed program on Saturday, May 11th.

January 23, 2013
Obed Wild & Scenic River Backcountry Camping and Wild Hog Hunting Permits Now Available Online
Visitors now have unlimited access to obtain a permit

January 19, 2013
Coffee and Climb with a Ranger Program
The Obed will be having two new programs on Saturday, June 1st: Coffee and Climb with a Ranger.

January 14, 2013
Native American Program
Obed Wild and Scenic River presents Native American Way-of-Life Talk and Demonstration.

January 14, 2013
Fee-free Camping Day
The Rock Creek Campground will be free for all those camping on January 21st, in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

January 14, 2013
Weekly Preschool Storytime
The Obed WSR will be having a weekly Preschool Storytime every Friday at 10:30 a.m. (EST).

November 28, 2012
Winter Owl Prowl
The Obed will be having a Winter Owl Prowl on December 14th.

October 20, 2012
Fee-Free Camping on Veterans Day
The Obed will have Fee-Free camping for all campers at the Rock Creek Campground from November 10th through the 12th.

October 11, 2012
Autumn Leaf Program
The Obed WSR will be having an Autumn Leaf Program on Saturday, October 20th, at the Obed Visitor Center.

September 13, 2012
Obed Fee-Free Day at the Rock Creek Campground
The Obed WSR will be having a Fee-Free Day at the park's Rock Creek Campground on Saturday, September 29th.

September 13, 2012
Obed Native American Program
The Obed WSR will be sponsoring a Native American Program on Saturday, September 22nd, at the Obed Visitor Center.

September 08, 2012
Obed Civil War Lecture
The Obed WSR will be sponsoring a Civil War presentation on Tuesday, September 11th.

September 06, 2012
National Public Lands Day
The Obed Wild and Scenic River teams up with the ETCC and the Nature Conservancy to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 8th.

August 30, 2012
Visitor Use Survey
The Obed WSR will be having a Visitor Use Survey in September, 2012.

August 23, 2012
Obed River History Program
The Obed WSR will have a River History Program on Saturday, September 29th.

August 23, 2012
Owl Prowl at the Obed
A Barred Owl is one owl which we hope to come across during our Owl Prowl this August.

July 30, 2012
Art in the Park
The Art in the Park Reception will be held on Saturday, August 25th.

July 02, 2012
NPS seeks comments on Pest Management Plan
The NPS seeks comments on the Pest Management PLan.

June 29, 2012
Animal Tracks Program
The Obed Animal Tracks Program will take place on Saturday, June 30th.

June 17, 2012
Obed Rock Climbing Expedition
The fifth annual Obed Rock Climbing Expedition will be held on Saturday, July 14th.

June 15, 2012
Obed Photo Contest
The Obed Photo Contest nears its end on July 1st.

June 15, 2012
Obed Critters in the Creek
The Obed Critters in the Creek program will be held again on Saturday, June 23rd.

June 15, 2012
Obed Nature Hike
The Obed Nature Hike will be held on Saturday, June 16.

October 17, 2011
National Park Fee Free Days for 2012
The National Park Service announces its Fee-Free Days for 2012.

August 14, 2011
An American Tree Story
Join us on Saturday, August 27th, for a tree hike along the park's Boulder Trail. Learn about American history through the perspective of trees.

July 28, 2011
Public Comments Sought for Draft Non-federal Oil and Gas Management Plan
Public Comments are sought for the recent draft of the Non-federal Oil and Gas Management Plan.

June 20, 2011
Obed Climbing Expedition
The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be holding its 4th Annual Rock Climbing Expedition on Saturday, July 23rd.

June 12, 2011
Obed Kids Fishing Tournament
The Obed Wild and Scenic River enjoyed its first Kids Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 11th.

June 12, 2011
Obed at the Library
A park ranger from the Obed WSR will visit the Oliver Springs Library on Tuesday, June 28th.

June 12, 2011
Obed Meet and Greet Event
Obed WSR holds a Meet and Greet Event on Friday, June 24th, from 2-6 p.m.

June 04, 2011
Nature Conservancy Dedication
The Nature Conservancy received a gift of land on June 4th.

June 03, 2011
Science Camp
The Obed WSR participated in Science Camp on Tuesday, May 31st.

May 23, 2011
Kids Fishing Tournament
Join us on Saturday, June 11th, as we hold our first Obed Kids Fishing Tournament. This free event runs from 10:00 a.m. (Eastern time) to 2:00 p.m.

May 11, 2011
2011 Annual Obed River Clean-Up
Obed Wild and Scenic River hosts a clean-up day on May 21 as part of the National River Clean-Up.

April 16, 2011
2011 National Park Week at Obed
The Obed Wild and Scenic River recently celebrated National Park Week in April with several fun and educational activities.

December 14, 2006
Obed WSR Visitor Center Holiday Closures
The Obed WSR Visitor Center will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

December 13, 2006
New NPS pass program
The National Park Service announces a new interagency pass program.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Obed is one of the best and most difficult whitewater regions for kayakers in the eastern United States? The difficulty chart ranges from Class II to Class IV.