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Spring Fling at Dunbar Cave May 5th, Save the Date

Clarksville, TN – Saturday, May 5th, the Friends of Dunbar Cave (FODC) are putting on their annual Spring Fling event.  FODC is anticipating a good turnout and has planned lots of free activities for the whole family.

The group is still finalizing the schedule, but in past years, the Friends group has put on the following activities at Spring Fling.

Crowd watches Save Our American Raptors (SOAR)
Crowd watches Save Our American Raptors (SOAR)

Event List

  1. Canoeing the lake
  2. Save Our American Raptors (SOAR) presentation which allows park goers to see a wide variety of birds up close
  3. Reptiliacs presentation which allows park goers an up close look at snakes and other reptiles
  4. Tennessee Trails Association hiking/Camping Exhibit
  5. Wildflower Hikes
  6. Bird Watching Hikes
  7. Much much more…..

One confirmed event is author  Larry Matthews will be on site from 11:00am-3:00pm to sign his updated book,  “Dunbar Cave: Showplace of the South.”  This updated Second Edition includes six new chapters and nearly a hundred new photographs have been added.

This is an excellent chance to talk to the author about how this cave, first explored by American Indians 10,000 years ago, grew to become one of America’s major show caves.  Books are available for a $30.00 donation, while supplies last.

Once the group has finalized the fun activities for the day, we will post the flyer at COL…so stay tuned.  But please save the date, rain or shine, bring the family out for a good time!

Friends of Dunbar Cave is a non-profit organization with a sole purpose of supporting Clarksville’s only state park.  In addition to putting on numerous educational events each year, the group supports the park by providing trail maintenance, computers and educational materials for park staff, commissioning interpretative signs, and advocacy for the protection and preservation and the park and the cave.

If you are one of the over 280,000 annual visitors to the park, please join our group and help preserve and protect Clarksville’s only state park!!



Blayne Clements
Blayne Clements
I am a 30 something graduate from Austin Peay State University, where I graduated in 1997 with two majors (Accounting and Finance). I am a very happily married man, with one beautiful daughter. I enjoy a professional life of public service and a personal life of travel, reading, music, and always trying to learn from others.

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