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The Obed River Park is a gem of Cumberland County!

  • Established in 1982
  • Offers 2.1 miles of paved walking trails, much of which is along the banks of the scenic wild Obed River!
  • Approximately 35 acres located off Hwy 70 West just past the entrance to the Cumberland County Community Complex
  • While exploring the park, be on the lookout for 2 historical markers — the first marks a broken dam from the 1930’s, and the second signifies the site where the railroad once crossed the obed river
  • the park is a level 1 arboretum with 60 species of flora identified with markers.  The grassland area of the park is home to a non-native Fire grass known as ‘blue stem.’  found near old railroad beds, blue stem is very uncommon in tennessee and protected here in the park
  • The park has 3 shelters which can be rented.
    • large shelter: $50/day
    • small shelters: $25/day
    • Shelters can be used for free during the day if not rented, but you must be willing to share the space with every one
  • grant updates to the park in 2015 added 27 pieces of outdoor workout machines, ada compliant picnic tables at all shelters, ada compliant restroom stalls, ada compliant water fountains, as well as recycling bins throughout the park
  • in 2018, the first portion of the plantation trail was established.  this trail is currently a secondary trail.  when complete, the plantation trail will connect obed river park with crossville centennial park
  • the park is currently going through more exciting grant updates and those should be completed in the near future!



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