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Clarksville’s Annual Cooling at the Cave Event to be held Saturday, July 26th at Dunbar Cave

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Come out to the annual Cooling at the Cave event at Dunbar Cave State Park from 3:00pm-5:00pm, Saturday, July 26th, and join the Friends of Dunbar Cave Cave with music, games and refreshments at the cool cave entrance.

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

The crowd listening to the Cumberland Wind Jazz Project at Cooling at the Cave.

The crowd listening to the Cumberland Wind Jazz Project at Cooling at the Cave.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 20th through July 26th, 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.

Some of the upcoming events include: Bugs, Slugs and Other Uugs, National Moth Week, Lake Life, Port Royal History Walk, Evening Nature Hike, Kids Nature Games, and Cooling at the Cave.

Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave State Park

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 13th through July 19th, 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.

Some of the upcoming events include: Fishing Equipment and Techniques, Lake Life, Wildflower Hike, Spiders, Nature Boot Camp, Morning Nature Hike, and Trees Are Terrific.

Dunbar Cave State Park - Swan Lake

Dunbar Cave State Park – Swan Lake

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 6th through July 12th, 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.

Some of the upcoming events include: Trees Are Terrific, Safe Day Hike, Animal Homes, Wildflower Hike, Port Royal History Walk, and Night Hike and Night Sounds.

Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park.

Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for July 1st through July 5th, 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: The Secret World of Bats, Bird Hike, Dunbar Cave History Walk, Easy Night Hike, Kids Nature Games, and Eyes of the Night.

Dunbar Cave State Park.

Dunbar Cave State Park.

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for June 24th through June 28th, 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: Learn About Dunbar Cave SNA*, Bats and White Nose Syndrome*, Frogs and Toads*, History of Port Royal*, Night Hike and Night Sounds*, and Kids Nature Games.

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

Geese at Dunbar Cave State Park

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Tennessee State Parks to Host National Trails Day Events Saturday, June 7th

 

Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park holding Hikes Saturday

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – In conjunction with National Trails Day, Tennessee State Parks will host free, guided hikes on Saturday, June 7th, encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to participate in several planned activities across the state. Each state park will host its own special hike, offering a variety of family-friendly activities including historical hikes, educational programming, re-enactments and wildlife watching.

“We encourage everyone to join us for the variety of interesting hikes that will be held across the state,” Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill said. “National Trails Day gives individuals and families an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and what nature has to offer.”

Tennessee State Parks to celebrate National Trails Day.

Tennessee State Parks to celebrate National Trails Day.

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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

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Friends of Dunbar Cave’s Spring Fling Another Success

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – The Annual Spring Fling sponsored by the Friends of Dunbar Cave was held May 10th and was a great success. Early showers sent the first presentation of Wings of SOAR and Duane Rice’s discussion on eastern bluebirds inside the park’s theater.

But once the weather cleared, well over a hundred patrons watched the second Wings of SOAR presentation and the Snakes and reptiles presentation by Donny and Sherry Howell.

Spring Fling at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

Spring Fling at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area to hold first annual Junior Ranger Day Camp

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – It is our pleasure to announce Dunbar Cave State Natural Area’s first annual Junior Ranger Day Camp. This camp is designed for children ages 8 and 9 years old. Programs will help children build a better relationship with the great outdoors and have fun, while learning.

Camp will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Wednesday – Friday, June 18th-20th. Participants must attend all three days to earn a Tennessee State Parks Jr. Ranger certificate and badge.

Dunbar Cave State Park - Swan Lake

Dunbar Cave State Park – Swan Lake

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