• Rafting through the Obed Wild & Scenic River gorge

    Obed

    Wild & Scenic River Tennessee

Hunting and Fishing Permits

An updated Tennessee Fishing License is required to fish in the Obed. Hunting is permitted in certain locations at the Obed Wild and Scenic River. Please see a park ranger or stop in at the Obed Visitor Center to get information on the permissible hunting locations within the park. Hunting is also permitted within the boundaries of the adjacent Catoosa Wildlife Management Area during scheduled hunting seasons.

Contact the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency at http://www.tnwildlife.org for information on both hunting and fishing in Tennessee. You may also purchase a hunting or fishing license online.

Hog (Wild Boar) hunting permits are also available at the Obed Visitor Center as well as online from late August until the end of February. The permits cost $5.00 and will be good for the entire hog hunting season which runs from mid-September through the end of February each year. Interested hunters must produce their valid Tennessee hunting license in order to purchase a hog hunting permit.

**NOTE**
If you purchase your hog hunting permit online, please print out your receipt or write down your confirmation number. This is what you will need to have if you are checked by a ranger. Permits are not being mailed out.

For further information, please contact the park at 423-346-6294.

Did You Know?

More NPS sites

Did you know that the Obed Wild and Scenic River is one of seven designated National Park Service sites located in Tennessee? Many visitors from the central part of the Volunteer State stop in at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro before making their way east to visit the Obed.