Visit Obed Wild and Scenic River National Park

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Obed Wild and Scenic River is a unit of the National Park System.  Located just off of US27 in Wartburg, Tennessee. One of the best things about this park is that it is rarely crowded.  It was awesome to just be enjoying nature with no other people noise.  Great area to explore perfect for outdoor adventurists.

We stopped at the Visitor Center.  Pick up maps, talk to a ranger about available activities he gave us some suggestions of places to be sure to visit. Also we check out the shop in the National Park Bookstore and recreation exhibit.  We took a short walk because it is snowing that day.  But we would like to go back on summer and try some longer hikes, sightseeing and do picnic.

Inside the Welcome Center
Beautiful Exhibits
National Park Sign outside the welcome center.

Historic Nemo Train Bridge

The abandoned Nemo is a walk or drive through train tunnels. Nemo is situated in the East Tennessee Mountains, on the north edge of the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area. This area is full of many different attractions, but it’s rare to come across train tunnels like these. There are actually two abandoned tunnels, which are both accessible to the general public to explore. When you’re looking for new adventures these tunnels are great for easy off-roading in East Tennessee and are a total step back in time.  

Some of the trails follow the Obed River, which has plenty to see and explore as well. Once you make a stop at Catoosa Wildlife Management Area, you’ll want to come back to do some more exploring. 

Having fun at Nemo Bridge with snow!

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17 comments:

  1. I’ll have to take the kids here! This is just north of us ( we’re from Alabama ). We love to vacation or take day trips to Tennessee!

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  2. Oh my goodness what an amazing sounding place to go and visit, I love how beautiful it looks and it seems like it is quite educational as well.

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  3. I like those benches in the visitor center. They are very unique! The train bridge is beautiful!

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  4. I also like visiting a park when it is not very crowded. It is more relaxing and peaceful. Seeing the Nemo Bridge is indeed like going back in time.

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  5. This must have been quiet an adventure. I love the art pieces hanging on the wall.

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  6. Angela Ricardo BetheaApril 19, 2018 at 10:29 AM

    It seems that you had a wonderful adventure. I love seeing those art piece in the center. and the train bridge is really awesome!

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  7. Thanks for sharing ! We will have to add this to our national park tour ! Great pics !

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  8. When we travel we go to all of the national parks in the area. I haven't been to this one yet, but that rock climbing sure has me intrigued. There's nothing like that around here.

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  9. That looks like a very relaxing spot. I love walking around places like that.

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  10. I would love to visit Obed sometime. It looks like a calm and peaceful spot.

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  11. This is such a beautiful place. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. What a beautiful place, I'd love to visit here!

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  13. Obed looks like such an amazing park! I told my Hubby I want to visit more State Parks so this was super fun for me to read.

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  14. That bridge is gorgeous! What a lovely place to visit.

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  15. This park looks like it is so beautiful. It is on my goals list to take my kids to see more!

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  16. This place is a must visit. I love parks and historic places. I would love to see everything there.

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  17. It looks so beautiful, and the fact yiu get it almost to your self is a real bonus.

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