• Rafting through the Obed Wild & Scenic River gorge


    Wild & Scenic River Tennessee

Fees & Reservations

The Obed Wild and Scenic River is free for visitors. However, those wishing to camp at the Rock Creek Campground are required to pay a $7 overnight camping fee with the envelopes provided next to the campsite bulletin board. The campsite is run on a first-come, first-served basis, with 11 spaces available. There are no payphones and no electric hookups available at the campground. Port-a-potty toilets are located at the campground.

The National Park Service has designated the following fee free days for 2014:

· Martin Luther King Jr Day - January 20

· President's Day Weekend – February 15-17

· First Weekend of National Park Week - April 19-20

· National Park Service Birthday – August 25

· National Public Lands Day - September 27

· Veteran's Day - November 11

Obed Wild and Scenic River will waive the $7 camping fee during the fee-free periods. More information about fee free days in the National Parks can be found at http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

The Nemo Picnic area, adjacent to the Rock Creek Campground.

Did You Know?

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.