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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for October 24th through October 30th, 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 by Lantern, Walk at Port Royal, Trees of Port Royal, Trees of Dunbar Cave, Trail of Tears Walk and Trail Walk.

Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park.
Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park.

Friday, October 24th

Port Royal by Lantern

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Ages: All Ages

Follow the trail by lantern light as actors tell the history of Port Royal State Historic Area.

Hikes depart every 20 minutes.

Charge is $5.00 per person – credit card if you pay in advance, cash only the night of the event. Reservations are strongly recommended as group sizes are limited – those without reservations may have to wait 1-3 hours to get on a tour (if there are openings).

Call 931.648.5526 to make reservations.

Groups depart from the River Bottom Trail head.

Saturday, October 25th

Port Royal by Lantern

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Ages: All Ages

Follow the trail by lantern light as actors tell the history of Port Royal State Historic Area.

Hikes depart every 20 minutes.

Charge is $5.00 per person – credit card if you pay in advance, cash only the night of the event. Reservations are strongly recommended as group sizes are limited – those without reservations may have to wait 1-3 hours to get on a tour (if there are openings).

Call 931.648.5526 to make reservations.

Groups depart from the River Bottom Trail head.

Monday, October 27th

Walk at Port Royal

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Ages: All ages

We will take the ½ mile River Bottom Trail to see what else is out in the woods.

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 23rd.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Tuesday, October 28th

Trees of Port Royal

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Ages: 5 – adult

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

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 23rd.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger


Trees of Dunbar Cave

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Ages: 5 – adult

Learn to identify the trees around you.

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 27th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

Thursday, October 30th

Trail of Tears Walk

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Ages: 8- adult

Join us at Port Royal Historic Area to learn about the Trail of Tears. Meet at the River Bottom Trail parking lot.

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 28th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger


Trail Walk

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Ages: All ages

Walk the Short Loop Trail as the day ends and night begins.

Reservations By: 4:30pm October 28th.
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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