Obed Wild and Scenic River

The Obed National Wild and Scenic River is located in Wartburg, TN.
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1 The <strong>Obed National Wild and Scenic Rivers</strong>, part of the National Park Service, is a favorite of kayakers. This narrow, linear park is famous for its untamed white water. The park is located in Wartburg, TN. There are over 45 miles of cre...

The Obed National Wild and Scenic Rivers, part of the National Park Service, is a favorite of kayakers. This narrow, linear park is famous for its untamed white water. The park is located in Wartburg, TN. There are over 45 miles of cre...

The Obed National Wild and Scenic Rivers, part of the National Park Service, is a favorite of kayakers. This narrow, linear park is famous for its untamed white water. The park is located in Wartburg, TN. There are over 45 miles of creeks and rivers protected in this unusual park. Visitors can enjoy rock climbing and fishing. 942
2 This kayaker is enjoying a small rapid on the Obed River.

This kayaker is enjoying a small rapid on the Obed River.

This kayaker is enjoying a small rapid on the Obed River. 803
3 Ranger Joe addresses the group on the Boulder Trail after my wildflower hike in mid-April.

Ranger Joe addresses the group on the Boulder Trail after my wildflower hike in mid-April.

Ranger Joe addresses the group on the Boulder Trail after my wildflower hike in mid-April. 767
4 The well-named Boulder trail has huge moss and fern-covered boulders. This is one of the few hiking trails in the park.

The well-named Boulder trail has huge moss and fern-covered boulders. This is one of the few hiking trails in the park.

The well-named Boulder trail has huge moss and fern-covered boulders. This is one of the few hiking trails in the park. 769
5 This <strong>Sweet White Violet</strong> was one of the plants I pointed out to the hikers on the Boulder Trail.

This Sweet White Violet was one of the plants I pointed out to the hikers on the Boulder Trail.

This Sweet White Violet was one of the plants I pointed out to the hikers on the Boulder Trail. 620
6 One of the other trails ends at this boardwalk. It safely allows hikers to enjoy the views of the Lilly Bluff overlook.

One of the other trails ends at this boardwalk. It safely allows hikers to enjoy the views of the Lilly Bluff overlook.

One of the other trails ends at this boardwalk. It safely allows hikers to enjoy the views of the Lilly Bluff overlook. 892
7 This is the view of the Obed River from the Lilly Bluff overlook.

This is the view of the Obed River from the Lilly Bluff overlook.

This is the view of the Obed River from the Lilly Bluff overlook. 940
8 I was enchanted to find this pretty little ring of Wood Anemones growing along the Obed River at Lilly Bridge.

I was enchanted to find this pretty little ring of Wood Anemones growing along the Obed River at Lilly Bridge.

I was enchanted to find this pretty little ring of Wood Anemones growing along the Obed River at Lilly Bridge. 646
9 Not far from the  Obed Visitors Center in Wartburg is the spectacular <strong>Potter's Falls</strong> on the Emory River. I took this photo from below the falls to avoid getting the gaudy blue paint on the Catoosa Road bridge abutment in the picture.

Not far from the Obed Visitors Center in Wartburg is the spectacular Potter's Falls on the Emory River. I took this photo from below the falls to avoid getting the gaudy blue paint on the Catoosa Road bridge abutment in the picture.

Not far from the Obed Visitors Center in Wartburg is the spectacular Potter's Falls on the Emory River. I took this photo from below the falls to avoid getting the gaudy blue paint on the Catoosa Road bridge abutment in the picture. 927
10 Ok, Potter's Falls is such a beautiful waterfall, I hate to not show the whole thing --- despite the awful blue paint on the bridge. Aauugh! What were the guys at the highway department thinking?!!! It had to be <u>guys</u> who painted it, women wouldn...

Ok, Potter's Falls is such a beautiful waterfall, I hate to not show the whole thing --- despite the awful blue paint on the bridge. Aauugh! What were the guys at the highway department thinking?!!! It had to be guys who painted it, women wouldn...

Ok, Potter's Falls is such a beautiful waterfall, I hate to not show the whole thing --- despite the awful blue paint on the bridge. Aauugh! What were the guys at the highway department thinking?!!! It had to be guys who painted it, women wouldn't dare use such an awful color! Ha! :) 1086
11 A short hike downstream from Potter's Falls is the beautiful Double Falls.

A short hike downstream from Potter's Falls is the beautiful Double Falls.

A short hike downstream from Potter's Falls is the beautiful Double Falls. 770
12 Another view of Double Falls.

Another view of Double Falls.

Another view of Double Falls. 861
13 There were lots of <strong>Bluets</strong> blooming near the parking lot.

There were lots of Bluets blooming near the parking lot.

There were lots of Bluets blooming near the parking lot. 682
14 This lovely <strong>Birdsfoot Violet</strong> was blooming on a small island in the middle of the Obed river.

This lovely Birdsfoot Violet was blooming on a small island in the middle of the Obed river.

This lovely Birdsfoot Violet was blooming on a small island in the middle of the Obed river. 661
15 This <strong>Dog Violet</strong> was also blooming along the riverbank.

This Dog Violet was also blooming along the riverbank.

This Dog Violet was also blooming along the riverbank. 698
16 Obed is a river park, used mainly for canoeing and kayaking, however there are some hiking trails for the non-aquatic folks.  At over 14 miles, the Devil's Breakfast Table trail is not for the faint-of-heart!

Obed is a river park, used mainly for canoeing and kayaking, however there are some hiking trails for the non-aquatic folks. At over 14 miles, the Devil's Breakfast Table trail is not for the faint-of-heart!

Obed is a river park, used mainly for canoeing and kayaking, however there are some hiking trails for the non-aquatic folks. At over 14 miles, the Devil's Breakfast Table trail is not for the faint-of-heart! 1086
17 The Emory River at Obed is a little more tame than the Obed.

The Emory River at Obed is a little more tame than the Obed.

The Emory River at Obed is a little more tame than the Obed. 752
18 The Nemo Bridge spans the Emory River.

The Nemo Bridge spans the Emory River.

The Nemo Bridge spans the Emory River. 727
19 The old Nemo bridge at Obed includes a hiking trail.

The old Nemo bridge at Obed includes a hiking trail.

The old Nemo bridge at Obed includes a hiking trail. 1100
20 Copy of Obed Nemo sign

Copy of Obed Nemo sign

Copy of Obed Nemo sign 931
21 The Nemo picnic area at Obed is located below the bridge and next to the river.

The Nemo picnic area at Obed is located below the bridge and next to the river.

The Nemo picnic area at Obed is located below the bridge and next to the river. 869
22 As I began leading my wildflower hike, I found this little Red eft salamander on the road.

As I began leading my wildflower hike, I found this little Red eft salamander on the road.

As I began leading my wildflower hike, I found this little Red eft salamander on the road. 806

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