Obed Wild & Scenic River Backcountry Camping and Wild Hog Hunting Permits Now Available Online
Contact: Letitia Neal, 423-569-9778
Obed Wild and Scenic River is now providing visitors with unlimited access to their backcountry camping and wild hog hunting permits by providing them online. Backcountry camping permits are required but free and can be found online at http://www.nps.gov/obed/planyourvisit/backcountry-camping-permits.htm. Wild hog hunting permits are $5.00 each and must be accompanied with a big game hunting license in order to purchase online at http://www.nps.gov/obed/planyourvisit/permits.htm. The extended hog hunting season will end on February 28, 2013.Visitors may still obtain their backcountry camping or wild hog hunting permits in person at the Obed Wild and Scenic River visitor center which is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time seven days a week.
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.