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Obed Wild & Scenic River

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    5323.85 acres

Contact Information

Stewardships

Description

The Obed Wild and Scenic River looks much the same today as it did when the first white settlers strolled its banks in the late 1700s. While meagerly populated due to poor farming soil, the river was a hospitable fishing and hunting area for trappers and pioneers. Today, the Obed stretches along the Cumberland Plateau and offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Allowed Activities
Stargazing
Rock Climbing
Fishing
Hiking
Wildlife Watching
Biking
Camping
Good For
Families
Hearing Impaired
Wheelchairs

Additional Information

Entrance Fee

Entrance fee is $0.00.

There is no entrance fee for the park.

Directions

The Obed Wild & Scenic River Visitor Center is located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg, Tennessee. Please use the link for more information.

Weather

The weather along the Cumberland Plateau can be best described as unpredictable. Each season brings its own weather patterns. Summers are generally hot and humid, with high temperatures sometimes eclipsing 90 degrees. The low temperatures in winter often dip below freezing. Spring sees the most amount of precipitation, but rainfall can occur in various amounts throughout the year.