Visitation to Obed WSR Increases for Tenth Consecutive Year in 2016

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Date: March 14, 2017
Contact: Effie Houston, (423) 569-9778
Contact: Christopher Derman

Obed WSR recorded 231,390 visits in 2016, during the National Park Service Centennial. “For over 40 years visitors from around the world have come to Tennessee to revel in one of the nation’s premier places for outdoor recreation,” said Superintendent Niki Nicholas. “Indeed, we had our highest visitation in the last 12 years, due in part to the Centennial Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque campaign launched with the National Park Foundation, which reached new audiences.”

Visitation at Obed WSR has increased steadily for the last 10 consecutive years and is on track to make it 11 in 2017. These are visitation numbers at Obed Wild & Scenic River:

2016 – 231,390          2012 – 212,446          2008 – 192,154
2015 – 214,441          2011 – 212,458          2007 – 182,504
2014 – 215,767          2010 – 180,203          2006 – 185,176
2013 – 198,367          2009 – 212,993          2005 – 175,800
 
Obed is a place known and loved by local, regional, national, and international visitors. In this era of increased visitation, park officials remain committed to preserving the park’s resources and the experience of the visitors who come here.
 
For more information about visitation, please go to the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics website at https://irma.nps.gov/Stats/.



Last updated: March 15, 2017

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