The Obed River Park is a gem of Cumberland County! The Obed River Park was established in 1982 and offers 2.1 miles of paved walking trails, much of which is along the banks of the scenic wild Obed River. The park encompasses approximately 35 acres located off highway 70 west just past the entrance of the Cumberland County Complex. The park has 2 historical markers including a broken dam from the 1930’s and 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 of the park is home to a non-native grass known as blue stem. It can be found in the old railroad beds, is very uncommon in Tennessee, and is protected here in the park. The park also has 3 shelters that can be rented on a daily basis. Large Shelter: $50/Day, Small Shelters: $25/Day The shelters can be used for free during the day if not rented, but you must be willing to share the space with everyone.

Grant updates for the park in 2015 included additions of 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 through out the park. In 2018, the first portion of the Plantation Trail was established and is currently a secondary trail. When complete, the Plantation Trail will connect Obed River Park with Crossville Centennial Park.

24 Obed River Park Drive Crossville, TN 38555
(931) 456-4430