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Outdoors

  • Outdoor Tip

    Keep Your Head Down: Lifting your head off the stock is one of the primary causes of missed targets when shotgunning. Keep your head down until the shot has been fired; then keep the muzzle moving to complete your follow-through.

  • Horseback riding along the TN/NC state line

        Horseback riding on properties owned by the U.S. Forest Service shall be the same as U.S. Forest Service regulations. Contact the U.S. Forest Service (423-476-9700). On those properties owned or leased by the TWRA, horseback riding is only allowed upon roads opened for vehicle travel. No riding off road into openings, fields, trails or through streams.

  • Holiday story and pajama night at the Obed set for Friday, December 23rd

        Please come and join the Obed Wild and Scenic River staff on December 23, 2011, for a fun holiday evening with the rangers as they read festive stories. We will be getting started around 5 p.m. and activities will continue until 6:30 p.m. (ET). Feel free to bring the whole family. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas and bring a pillow/blanket to get comfortable with as they enjoy hot chocolate and listen to seasonal stories. This event will be taking place at our Visitor Center located in Wartburg.

  • Davis shows off kill from juvenile hunt
  • Three long time employees to retire at Big South Fork

        The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is honored to announce the retirement of three long time National Park Service employees. Big South Fork employees Ron Cornelius, Darrel Smith and Frank Graham will be retiring at the end of December. These three individuals have a combined total of 111 years experience protecting the resources of our national parks and serving the citizens of our nation.

  • Winter Owl Prowl rescheduled at Obed Wild and Scenic River

     Due to the severe weather on Wednesday, December 7th, the Obed Wild and Scenic River Owl Prowl was postponed, and has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 14th. As before the Owl Prowl will take place at Lilly Bluff Overlook parking lot, located just off of Ridge Road in Morgan County. The Program will begin at 5:30 p.m. (Eastern time). The event marks the first time in memory that an Obed Owl Prowl was held during the winter.

  • Obed announces holiday closures

        The Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitor Center will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th and New Year’s Day, January 1st.  The Visitor Center, which is located at 208 North Maiden Street in downtown Wartburg, will re-open on Monday, December 26th, and Monday, January 2nd, at the normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern).  The park will remain open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day for those wishing to camp, kayak, rock climb and hike.
        For more information, please contact the park at 423-346-6294.

  • Outdoor Tip

    Make Sure Your Stock Fits: If you have trouble hitting rising birds, the problem may be your shotgun’s stock length. A stock that’s too long tends to make you shoot low and restricts your ability to swing with a bird. A stock that’s too short makes you shoot high. Have a gunsmith check your stock and adjust it to fit you.

  • Obed Wild & Scenic River hosting Photo Exhibition Thurs., Dec. 15
  • Obed holding winter Owl Prowl Wednesday, Dec. 7th

        The Obed Wild and Scenic River will be holding another Owl Prowl this year, but with a twist. This time, the park will try to see if Barred Owls and Eastern Screech-Owls are just as visible in the winter as they are in the spring and summer. The Owl Prowl will take place on Wednesday, December 7th, beginning at 6 p.m. (Eastern time). The location will once again be at the Lilly Bluff Overlook parking lot, located just off of Ridge Road in Morgan County. The event marks the first time in memory that an Obed Owl Prowl was held during the winter.