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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for June 4th through June 7th, 2014

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs this summer. There are programs for children and adults.

Upcoming events include: Evening Nature Hike, Evening Nature Hike, National Trails Day, Sunrise Hike, Morning Nature Hike and Birding Port Royal.

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

Wednesday, June 4th

Evening Nature Hike

Time: 7:30pm–8:30pm
Ages: 5 and Up

Bring your walking sticks as we make a 2 mile hike around the natural area trails. We will see what animals will show themselves and will discuss some of the plant life seen along the trail. The hike will be at a slow pace but will be moderately strenuous due to terrain.  Please have shoes that are good for hiking, clothing that can get dirty and be ready to ask questions.

Reservations By: 4:30pm June 4th.
Program Leader: Shawn Settle, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger

Thursday, June 5th

Evening Nature Hike

Time: 7:30pm–8:30 p.m.
Ages: 5 and Up

Bring your walking sticks as we make a 2 mile hike around the natural area trails. We will see what animals will show themselves and will discuss some of the plant life seen along the trail. The hike will be at a slow pace but will be moderately strenuous due to terrain.  Please have shoes that are good for hiking, clothing that can get dirty and be ready to ask questions.

Reservations By: 4:30om June 5th.
Program Leader: Shawn Settle, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger

Friday, June 6th

Evening Nature Hike

Time: 7:30pm–8:30pm
Ages: 5 and Up

Bring your walking sticks as we make a 2 mile hike around the natural area trails. We will see what animals will show themselves and will discuss some of the plant life seen along the trail. The hike will be at a slow pace but will be moderately strenuous due to terrain.  Please have shoes that are good for hiking, clothing that can get dirty and be ready to ask questions.

Reservations By: 4:30pm June 5th.
Program Leader: Shawn Settle, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger

Saturday, June 7th

National Trails Day

Come out and hike on your own or join us for one of our hikes.


Sunrise Hike

Time: 5:00am-6:30am
Ages: All Ages

Join us as we greet the sunrise during the cooler hours of the day. We will hike the two mile Recovery Trail and see what crepuscular animals we can find. Bring water, wear shoes for hiking over rocks and roots, and bring binoculars if you have them for a little bird watching on the way.  Space is limited.

Reservations By: 4:30pm June 5th.
Program Leader:  Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Note: This program may have to be canceled due to scheduling change caused by staffing shortage.


Morning Nature Hike

Time: 7:30am–8:30am
Ages: 5 and Up

If 5:00am is too early for you, come out for this later hike. Bring your walking sticks as we make a 2 mile hike around the natural area trails. We will see what animals will show themselves and will discuss some of the plant life seen along the trail. The hike will be at a slow pace but will be moderately strenuous due to terrain. Please have shoes that are good for hiking, clothing that can get dirty and be ready to ask questions.

Reservations By: 4:30pm June 6th.
Program Leader: Shawn Settle, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger


Birding Port Royal

Time: 8:00am–9:30am
Ages: 8 and up

Bring your binoculars and learn the birds of Port Royal on this easy walk around the grounds, by the creek and by the river bank.  Meet at the upper parking lot beside the Visitor Center.

Reservations By: 4:30pm June 5th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Note: This program may have to be canceled due to scheduling change caused by staffing shortage.

Dunbar Cave State Park Programs Information

Programs are free unless noted otherwise. All programs require reservations by the Deadline Listed. Programs with no reservations by the deadline will be canceled.

All programs begin at the Visitor Center unless another site is listed.

Children must be accompanied by an adult (one adult for each three children).

Age limits are definite – please do not sign up a child who is younger or older than the age limits given.

Call 931.648.5526 for reservations.


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