The Obed River corridor extends from one mile downstream (east) of Highway 298 (Genesis Road) in the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area to the confluence with the Emory River; Clear Creek from the west Morgan County line to the confluence with the Obed River; Daddys Creek from the Morgan County line to the confluence with the Obed River; and the Emory River 1/4 mile upstream from the confluence with the Obed River to Nemo Bridge. The site is the only Federal scenic river in Tennessee.
This pristine, non-dammed river attracts whitewater boaters to some of the finest paddling (class I-IV rapids) in the United States. There are numerous waterfalls both in the river and falling off the steep walls of the canyons.
A variety of outdoor activities await you at the Obed Wild and Scenic River. Kayaking, canoeing, and rafting are popular seasonal activities. The 45 miles that comprise the entire river system includes whitewater runs that range from Class II to Class IV.
Rock climbing and boulder climbing are also available at the park. Dozens of climbing routes ranging up to 200 feet in length are offered.
For those who love to fish, the Obed is home to a variety of bass, bluegill, catfish, and muskie, among others.
Obed Wild and Scenic River also offers several different hiking trails at varying lengths throughout the park. Camping is offered at Rock Creek Campground, and picnic benches and grills are provided at the Nemo Picnic Area.
|Trip Length||Full Day, 10.0 Miles|
|Notes||Backcountry Camping along stream permitted with permit.|
|Manager||National Park Service|
|Wild & Scenic||Yes|