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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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Swan Lake improvement projects delayed due to Wet Weather

 

State of Tennessee still expects to finish projects this Summer

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A wet summer has delayed work on two projects to improve Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation released a conceptual plan in May that outlines the two projects. One is a water quality project to restore the lake being performed by TDEC. The second is a dam repair project in and around the Swan Lake spillway being managed by STREAM – the State of Tennessee Real Estate and Asset Management Division within the Department of General Services.

Swan Lake improvement projects still slated to be completed by end of Summer.

Swan Lake improvement projects still slated to be completed by end of Summer.

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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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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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Dunbar Cave State Park to hold First Day Hike on January 1st, 2017

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Dunbar Cave State Park located at 401 Old Dunbar Cave Road will hold a First Day Hike on January 1st, 2017. Come out and join them on their first hike of the year! The hike will start at 8:30am and end around 9:30am.

They will walk the 1 mile Short Loop Trail and see if any animals are out and stirring. This is a moderate hike so wear good walking shoes. It is suitable for all ages.

Everyone will meet up at the Dunbar Cave Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Dunbar Cave State Park to hold “After Thanksgiving TurkeyTrot” Friday, November 25th

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Take a break from Black Friday shopping and walk off some of your Thanksgiving turkey. Join Dunbar Cave State Natural Area on November 25th for a one mile hike on the Short Loop Trail where we can search for wildlife around us.

The hike will start at 10:00am and go until 11:00am.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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Dunbar Cave’s Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival Fun for All

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Dunbar Cave State Park at 401 Old Dunbar Cave Road held its Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival on Saturday with numerous events for the family.

From 9:00am to 11:00am and again from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, hummingbirds were banded by Cyndi Routledge, a master bander who has completed the five-year course taught by the Department of the Interior.

Information gathered at the banding is sent to Laurel, Maryland where a huge data base on hummingbirds is located under the auspices of the United States Geological Survey.

Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival was held Saturday at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

Hummingbird and Butterfly Festival was held Saturday at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area.

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Cooling at the Cave Attracts Huge Crowd to Dunbar Cave

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – The Friends of Dunbar Cave sponsor Cooling at the Cave, a family event once every year. The event was held Saturday, July 30th. This year’s music was provided by Cumberland Winds Jazz Project, an 18-piece ensemble that was perfect for the venue.

Their cool jazz thrilled a crowd of more than 300—couples, families with small children, people with their well-behaved dogs, and jazz lovers of all ages. With songs like “String of Pearls,” Tuxedo Junction,” “Stardust,” and other favorites, Cumberland Winds enchanted the on-lookers with their finesse and pleasing harmonies.

Cooling at the Cave

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