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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for October 2nd through October 9th, 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: Port Royal Plant Walk, Raccoons and Ripe Corn, Evening Nature Hike, Port Royal History Walk, Trees of Dunbar Cave, Evening Nature Walk, Trees of Port Royal, and Full Moon Hike.

Dunbar Cave State Park
Dunbar Cave State Park

Thursday, October 2nd

Port Royal Plant Walk

Time: 9:00am–10:00am
Ages: 10 – adult

Walk the River Bottom Trail (1/2 mile) and learn the trees and other plants of the area. Meet at the River Bottom Trail parking lot.

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


Raccoons and Ripe Corn

Time: 3:00pm–3:30pm
Ages: 4 – 10

Learn to read the signs animals leave behind by watching an indoor DVD showing.

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


Evening Nature Hike

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Ages: All ages

This time of day is great for seeing wildlife such as deer, owls and bats. Come walk the 1 mile trail.

Reservations By: 4:30pm September 30th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

Friday, October 3rd

Port Royal History Walk

Time: 2:00pm–3:00pm
Ages: 4- adult

We will make our way around the park as we talk about its history. Meet at Port Royal in the upper parking lot next to the old building.

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 1st.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

Saturday, October 4th

Trees of Dunbar Cave

Time: 9:00am–10:30am
Ages: 5 – adult

Learn to identify the trees around you.

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 2nd.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger


Port Royal Woods Walk

Time: 2:00pm–3:00pm
Ages: 5 & up

We will take the ½ mile River Bottom Trail and see what plants and creatures we can find. Meet at the River Bottom Trail Head at Port Royal Historic Park.

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 2nd.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

Sunday, October 5th

Port Royal History Walk

Time: 9:00am–10:00am
Ages: 4- adult

We will make our way around the park as we talk about its history. Meet at Port Royal in the upper parking lot next to the old building.

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 3rd.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

Monday, October 6th

Evening Nature Walk

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Ages: All ages

This time of day is great for seeing wildlife such as deer, owls and bats. Come walk the 1 mile trail and see what we can see.

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

Tuesday, October 7th

Trees of Port Royal

Time: 2:00pm–3:00pm
Ages: 5 – adult

Learn to identify the trees around you. Meet at River Bottom Trail parking lot.

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 5th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

Wednesday, October 8th

Port Royal Plant Walk

Time: 8:30am–10:00am
Ages: 10 – adult

Walk the River Bottom Trail (1/2 mile) and learn the trees and other plants of the area. Meet at the River Bottom Trail parking lot.

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 6th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist


Full Moon Hike

Time: 6:30pm–7:30pm
Ages: All ages

Walk in the woods by the light of the full moon.

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 6th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

Thursday, October 9th

Walk With The Naturalist

Time: 11:00am–12:30pm
Ages: All ages

Take a walk in the woods and help us look for plants and animals of autumn.

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 7th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

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.

Dunbar Cave State Park is located at 401 Old Dunbar Cave Road, Clarksville Tennessee.

Call 931.648.5526 for reservations.

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