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.
The Northern Cardinal is but one of many species of birds that make their home in the Cumberland Plateau.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the main reasons why pioneers did not settle along the Obed included difficulty in farming the inhospitable stream canyons, and the distance between the river and centers of commerce?