Night Skies over the Obed on Friday, September 14

September 8, 2018

Wartburg, TN (2018-09-08)  Starry night skies are an important part of the special places the National Park Service protects.  Our national parks hold some of the last remaining harbors of darkness and provide amazing opportunities to experience this critical resource.  The Obed Wild and Scenic River is one of these special places where you can enjoy the quiet, dark solitude of nature at night, and now the Obed is one of the newest Dark Sky Parks designated by the International Dark Sky Association. [ Read More ]

“Haunting in the Hills” Storytelling Festival, September 15

September 7, 2018

Oneida, TN (2018-09-05) The 26th annual “Haunting in the Hills” Storytelling Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Bandy Creek fields in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.  The day will be filled with stories, music, crafts and much more at the.  Craft classes, concerts and all programs are free and open to the public. [ Read More ]

Volunteers Wanted: Obed WSR to Host Citizen Science Water Monitoring Project

September 5, 2018

Wartburg, TN (2018-09-05)  In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Obed Wild and Scenic River is launching a volunteer-based citizen science water monitoring project.  Volunteers are needed to assist park staff in collecting water samples in the park and to process and analyze water samples.  The pilot project will focus on collection of E. coli bacteria samples at up to five sites in the Obed watershed. [ Read More ]

Bandy Creek Campground Ranger Program: The American Black Bear

August 20, 2018

Oneida, TN (2018-0820) Earn points towards your GO Big 2018 challenge by joining a ranger on Saturday, August 25, to learn about an animal that has captured the human imagination throughout history, the American black bear.  This program begins at 7:00 p.m. (ET) at the Bandy Creek campfire circle.  [ Read More ]

A Celebration of the National Park Service’s 102nd Birthday!

August 18, 2018

Wartburg, TN (2018-08-18)  In celebration of the National Park Service turning 102 years old, the Obed Wild and Scenic River will be hosting a combined birthday party and an Art in the Park reception on Friday, August 24, at the Obed Visitor Center, located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg.  The festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. (ET). [ Read More ]

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