• Rafting through the Obed Wild & Scenic River gorge

    Obed

    Wild & Scenic River Tennessee

Plan Your Visit

The Obed Wild and Scenic River offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone. Whitewater paddling is available seasonally in the Obed WSR. Rock climbing is another challenging activity, as is boulder climbing. The Obed WSR sports several unique trails for hikers, most notably the Point Trail and a portion of the Cumberland Trail. Those who like to fish will enjoy the Obed WSR, as a variety of bass, bluegill, catfish and other fish populate the river. Bird watching is also a fun activity, particularly during the migratory seasons. The most common denominator in all of these activities is the beautiful scenery that makes the Obed WSR a very special place indeed, and one of the best kept secrets in the National Park System.

 
Autumn River Scene
The Obed River winds through the autumn splendor of the Cumberland Plateau.
 
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A paddler skillfully navigates the whitewater rapids along a portion of the Obed Wild and Scenic River.
 
Nemo Bridge
Beautiful and unique scenery awaits you throughout the Obed Wild and Scenic River. The old bridge at Nemo is just one of many splendid sights.
 
Winter Scene
The scenery at the Obed Wild and Scenic River changes with the seasons. Although short-lived along the Cumberland Plateau, winter adds a wonderful appeal to the park.
 
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Boulder climbing is one of the most popular and challenging activities that the Obed Wild and Scenic River has to offer.
 
Cardinal

The Northern Cardinal is but one of many species of birds that make their home in the Cumberland Plateau.

 
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that sandstone cliffs rise up to 400 feet above the Obed river? The cliffs can be most prominent along the Lilly Bluff area of the river.