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Enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and beautiful scenery this is a place to come. It is in a remote... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Barbara S
Breathtaking scenery overlooking a dramatic river valley

The Obed River is in a National Park about one hour's drive from Knoxville. What characterizes this... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and beautiful scenery this is a place to come. It is in a remote area and one could encounter wild life.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed October 9, 2018

The Obed River is in a National Park about one hour's drive from Knoxville. What characterizes this place and much of the East Tennessee mountain areas are the dramatic and rather high waterfalls. In the Obed park there are several striking overlooks that provide outstanding...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

If you are looking for a place to boulder (all skill levels) in East Tennessee, this is a fantastic place to do it. I went with a few friends and we had a great time! Easy walk from the parking lot.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Matt B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

It seems there should be a few different options for rating Obed, as there are many different access points with different things to do at each. Lilly Bluff has some nice hiking trails. We enjoyed the Point, which was 3.8 miles with multiple amazing overlooks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sara H
Reviewed February 3, 2018

If you are unfamiliar with Obed, start at the visitor center to find what you are looking for. I wanted to drive to the overlook. The visitor center has limited hours and days. The map was very helpful. I went to the Bluff where there...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

At night , the stars here are amazing , we were told by ranger due to very little civilization surrounding park. You get a hint of this by watching movie at visitors center. Best for campers and hikers,

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jfadds
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

The river is outstanding and you can hear the trains rumbling through the mountains. In the summer it's a great place to cool off in the winter it's just beautiful to see a cold river run. Great scenes great outdoors.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

Traveled to the OWSR as part of a process of visiting different national park sites. Located in a small town, the OSWR has a visitors center in Wartburg where you can get information about the site. A small museum is there, as well as bookstore...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

National Park, beautiful gorges, overlooks whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, hiking. Search you tube for content. For a quick taste see lily bridge overlook

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank TheTravelingBob
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I took my nieces to get a stamp from the ranger in our National Parks Stamp Passport Book. The ranger was very helpful. We watched a ten minute film about Obed River and then he gave them pages to color at one of the tables...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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