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Dunbar Cave State Park to honor National Public Lands Day, September 22nd

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Park 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 Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day, a day of service, with an exotic plant removal event, “Blaze the Trails.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave, a Natural Treasure

 

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Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Dunbar Cave State Park will intrigue nature lovers, history buffs, spelunkers and budding archeologists. This 144-acre park in Clarksville is situated around Dunbar Cave which has the distinction of being the 280th largest cave complex in the world, stretching 8.5 miles toward the center of the earth.

The entrance to Dunbar Cave was inhabited by local prehistoric peoples for thousands of years before settlers arrived.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for February 14th – 17th, 2018

 

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 during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

The upcoming events include: Entering the Underworld, Dunbar Cave Jeopardy and Duck, Duck, GOOSE.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Dunbar Cave State Park to hold Veterans Day Hike, November 11th

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – On Saturday, November 11th, 2017, Dunbar Cave State Park will hold a Veterans Day Hike.

Get outside and join us on Veterans’ Day for a 2 mile hike on our Recovery Trail. Wear good walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

This is a free program but please register in advance.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Tremendous turnout for Cooling at the Cave

 

Dunbar Cave State ParkClarksville, TN – On Saturday, July 29th, 2017, the Friends of Dunbar Cave held their annual Cooling at the Cave event at Dunbar Cave State Park from 3:00pm until 5:00pm. Cooling at the Cave is a family event. This year’s music was provided by Cumberland Winds Jazz Project, an 18-piece ensemble that was perfect for the venue.

Cooling at the Cave is a celebration of the culture that was around the cave that Roy Acuff brought to the area.

Cooling at the Cave

Cooling at the Cave

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Cooling at the Cave to be held at Dunbar Cave, Saturday July 29th, 2017

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – On Saturday July 29th, 2017 from 3:00pm-5:00pm, come out to Dunbar Cave State natural Area for the annual Cooling at the Cave event. Cooling at the Cave is a Clarksville tradition that goes back over 100 years. Join the Friends of Dunbar Cave and enjoy live music and refreshments at the cool cave entrance.

Prior to air conditioning being widely available, locals would gather at the mouth of the cave to enjoy the cool air gently blowing from the mouth of the cave.  Many concerts wear held there as people would fellowship and beat the heat of summer.

Cooling at the Cave

Cooling at the Cave

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Dunbar Cave State Park to host Student Volunteers on Tennessee Promise Saturday

 

Dunbar Cave State ParkClarksville, TN – Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours on Saturday, June 24th, 2017.

Get some of your Tennessee Promise hours knocked out by volunteering at Dunbar Cave State Park. They could use your help to repaint the fence around the parking lot. They will provide the paint and the brushes, you provide the labor! It is recommended that you wear old clothes and shoes as painting can be messy.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Dunbar Cave State Park to hold National Trails Day hike, June 3rd

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, Dunbar Cave State Park will celebrate National Trails Day with a one mile hike on our Short Loop Trail. This is a moderate hike so wear good walking shoes and bring water.

The hike will start at 1:30pm and last until around 2:30pm. Everyone is to meet outside at the Visitor Center.

This event is free.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Work to begin on Dunbar Cave State Park’s Swan Lake

 

State project will improve water quality and park’s design

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Work is expected to begin soon on two projects to improve Swan Lake, one of the attractions at Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation released a conceptual plan recently that outlines the two projects. One is a water quality project to restore the lake, and the second is a dam repair project in and around the Swan Lake spillway.

Swan Lake Conceptual Mitigation Plan

Swan Lake Conceptual Mitigation Plan

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Spring Fling at Dunbar Cave set for Saturday, May 13th

 

Dunbar Cave State ParkClarksville, TN – On Saturday, May 13th, the Friends of Dunbar Cave (FODC) will be holding their annual Spring Fling event. FODC is anticipating a good turnout and has planned lots of free activities for the whole family.

All activities begin at the Visitor’s Center and are free of charge. Event will be rain or shine. Children must be supervised by an adult.

Spring Fling at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

Spring Fling at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

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