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Approximately 45 miles of wild and scenic river are comprised of the Obed River, Clear Creek, Daddy's Creek and Emory River. These water courses have cut rugged gorges leaving exciting whitewater gorges with bluffs as high as 500 feet above the water.

   

CONTACTS

Email - OBRI_Administration@nps.gov

Fax- 423-346-3362

Write to
P.O. Box 429
Wartburg, TN 37887

- or -
208 North Maiden St.
Wartburg, TN 37887

Phone
Headquarters - (423) 346-6294

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
Obed Wild and Scenic River is open year around for public use and enjoyment.

The visitor center located in Wartburg is open daily, except Christmas day. Visitor Center hours of operation 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. seven days a week.




CAMPING

Rock Creek Campground
Open All Year
Undeveloped campground with 12 sites, no water or electricity. First come, first served.
For More Information on this campground please call no phone at campground.



LODGING

Rock Creek campground
Primitive campground with no electricity, no water, and pit toilets.

FACILITIES

Visitor Centers
OBED WILD AND SCENIC RIVER VISITOR CENTER
Open All Year 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Phone - (423)346-6294
Location - 208 North Maiden St. Wartburg, TN
Closures - Closed Christmas Day
Special Programs - Saturday evening interpretive programs are offered on a regular basis from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Phone ahead about the availability of programs - programs and dates and times can change without notice.
Exhibits - Animal displays and prehistoric artifacts
Available Facilities - Small book sales area operated by Eastern National Association.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Obed Wild & Scenic River.
 Campgrounds Near Obed Wild & Scenic River:
Obed River Camp, Lancing, 8 miles away
Frozen Head, Wartburg, 9 miles away
East Fork Resort and Stables, Jamestown, 9 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Petros, 10 miles away
Caney Creek Campground, Roane County, 10 miles away
Caney Creek Recreational Vehicle Resort, Harriman, 10 miles away
Bird Mt Camp, Petros, 11 miles away
 Marinas Near Obed Wild & Scenic River:
Kingston KOA Kampground and Marina, Kingston , 12 miles away
Harbour Point Marina, Rockwood , 15 miles away
Bayside Marina & Resort, Ten Mile , 17 miles away
Marina & Dock Supply, Spring City , 18 miles away
Eden Marina, Spring City , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Obed Wild & Scenic River:
Days Inn Harriman, Harriman , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HARRIMAN, Harriman , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn Harriman, Harriman , 8 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Harriman, Harriman , 8 miles away
Travelodge Harriman, Harriman , 8 miles away
Super 8 Kingston, Kingston , 12 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Loudon Lenoir City, Loudon , 23 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Obed Wild & Scenic River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 76 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Whitewater Near Obed Wild & Scenic River:
Island Creek, Morgan County , 3 miles away, Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Catoosa Bridge to Emory River)
Obed River, Cumberland Morgan County , 3 miles away, Class I-III - 7 miles long (Nemo to Oakdale)
Crooked Fork Creek, Morgan County , 4 miles away, Class III-IV - 6.2 miles long (Potter's Falls to Camp Austin)
Emory River, Morgan County , 4 miles away, Class II-III - 7 miles long (Emory River Canyon - Highway 62 to Nemo)
Crooked Fork Creek, Morgan County , 5 miles away, Class IV-V - 2 miles long (US 27 to Potter's Falls)
 Public Lands Near Obed Wild & Scenic River:
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Oneida - TN , 26 miles away
Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee , 14 miles away
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 28 miles away
Pickett State Park, Tennessee , 32 miles away
Cove Lake State Park, Tennessee , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Obed Wild & Scenic River:
Emory Golf & Country Club, Harriman , 8 miles away
Rockwood Golf & Country Club, Rockwood , 10 miles away
Southwest Point Golf Course, Kingston , 12 miles away
Lakeside Golf Course, Kingston , 14 miles away
Fairfield Glade Community Club, Crossville , 18 miles away

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