A grant from Eastern National has enabled the staff at Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee to expand its night sky programs.
Obed Wild and Scenic River
UPDATED: Dry Conditions Lead To Campfire Ban In Parts Of Obed Wild And Scenic River, Mammoth Cave National Park, Big South Fork National River And Recreation Area
Bans on backcountry campfires are being instituted at more parks in the Southeast, with Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Tennessee and Kentucky, and Mammoth Cave National Park all implementing fire bans.
Four high school students from Morgan County, Tennessee, recently finished the summer working on a Youth Conservation Corps team at Obed Wild and Scenic River.
Here's a short video that offers an overview of one of the little-known jewels of the National Park System, the Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee.
Does any of the landscape that falls within the Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee qualify as "wilderness"? That's a question park staff are going to try to answer by conducting a Wilderness Eligibility Assessment on lands within the park boundaries.
Multiple National Park Service units are searching for local K-12 educators to participate in their summer Teacher-Ranger-Teacher programs, with applications due soon.
A non-profit group in Tennessee has acquired more than 100 acres within the border of Obed Wild and Scenic River with the intent to preserve them from development.
Rivers run fast and tumbling throughout the National Park System, there are streams with lazy meanders, and placid lakes perfect for dipping a paddle. This diversity poses a delightful dilemma when you have the urge to float and paddle. What follows is just a sampling of the experiences that await you, whether you have hundreds of watery miles under your paddle, or are looking for calm waters to take your youngsters.
Not too many units of the National Park System allow hunting within their borders, but Big South Fork National River and Recreation along the Tennessee-Kentucky line is one that does. And come Saturday a hog hunting season, which runs through February, will kick off in the park.
Climbing and coffee with a ranger? That's on the schedule beginning next month at Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee.