In Wartburg, Tennessee is the Obed Wild & Scenic River state park. This state park is made up of luscious trees, unbelievable plateaus, rivers, trails and a whole lot more. The park itself is a favorite to many who enjoy whitewater rafting. It is also a hotspot for paddling, fishing, and enjoying the scenic views of cliffs, boulders, trees and animals like otters, bobcats, beavers, deer and even minks! Also, there are plenty of trails here to hike with your lovable pet.
The Obed River is connected by two other streams, Clear Creek and Daddys Creek which makes this river gentle at times, but also a mighty force at others. There are over 45 miles of trails, rivers, and land to explore at this park. Dogs are welcomed to enjoy this state park while they are on a leash. You also must clean after your pet. Don’t forget to bring a water bowl and throw away waste bags when you start this adventure!
The sheer awesomeness of this beautiful park from all the sounds and sights you and your pet will see will bring memories that last a lifetime whether you are local or just passing through. The Cumberland Plateau is a natural beauty in Tennessee that you won’t want to miss out on if you are in the area. Dogs thoroughly enjoy the smells and wildlife as they hike the trails with you. Please keep your pet on-leash as there are wildlife such as bobcats that can be an issue if your dogs are off-leash.
It’s also better to be safe while visiting a park such as this where animals and wildlife are abundant. Overall, the fresh air, winding trails and bubbling sounds of the river will be a welcoming haven from everyday life. Sometimes you need to get away from the hustle and bustle and just get back to your roots. This park has everything you and your pup could need and more. Be sure to stop and see it for yourself.