Visitor Use Survey
Contact: Matt Hudson, 423-346-6294
Wartburg, Tennessee: The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and the Obed Wild and Scenic River have arranged for a visitor use survey to be done in each park during September. The surveys will provide information that will help determine where park visitors are coming from, what people like to do when they come to a park, what are visitors' opinions about park facilities and interpretive programs, and what park features and qualities are most important to visitors.
The surveys are entirely voluntary and anonymous and will be distributed to a random sample of visitors during a seven day period. The questionnaires are already stamped and addressed, and visitors can fill out the questionnaires at their leisure and mail them to the University of Idaho for processing. A report of the findings will be compiled and made available on the parks' webpages (www.nps.gov/obed).
The visitor use survey at Big South Fork will be conducted September 4 through September 10, and the survey at the Obed will be conducted from September 11 through September 17.
Please call either the Big South Fork at (423) 569-9778 or the Obed at (423) 346-6294 if you have any questions.
Did You Know?
Did you know that when Native Americans first came across the Obed, they realized that the ground was too steep for settlement and too rough for farming? They did, however, rely on the Obed for hunting, and used the bluffs for shelter.