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Obed Wild and Scenic River

Obed Wild And Scenic River Earns International Dark Sky Designation

It gets dark, very dark, at Obed Wild and Scenic River on the Kentucky-Tennessee line. So dark, in fact, that the park has received designation as an International Dark Sky Park. With this designation, Obed Wild and Scenic River is now the second National Park Service unit east of Colorado to earn this designation and the 17th national park in the United States to do so.
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UPDATED: Dry Conditions Lead To Campfire Ban In Parts Of Obed Wild And Scenic River, Mammoth Cave National Park, Big South Fork National River And Recreation Area

Bans on backcountry campfires are being instituted at more parks in the Southeast, with Obed Wild and Scenic River in Tennessee, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Tennessee and Kentucky, and Mammoth Cave National Park all implementing fire bans.
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