• Rafting through the Obed Wild & Scenic River gorge

    Obed

    Wild & Scenic River Tennessee

Obed Annual River Clean-Up

Park volunteers picking up trash.
Volunteers assist during the 2011 river clean-up.  You can be one, too.
 
 

The Annual Obed River Cleanup was held on Saturday, May 11. 2013. Over 30 volunteers helped us clean up various sections of the river and trails. Following a morning of clean-up activities, volunteers were treated to a picnic lunch at the Obed Visitor Center. The lunch included burgers, hotdogs, chips, lemonade, and traditional picnic fare. They also received recognition gifts and certificates for their efforts. Please contact Obed Volunteer Coordinator Moria Painter at 423-346-6294 if you would like to volunteer at this year's event taking place on May 10, 2014 or if you have any questions about the event.

Did You Know?

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.