The Obed Wild and Scenic River drains a portion of the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. This beautiful river is popular with kayakers and paddlers. Sandstone rock faces provide challenging climbing opportunities for experienced climbers, while hikers can take a relaxing stroll or more challenging hike to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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