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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for December 8th through December 14th, 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 Bird Hike, Nature Hike for Kids, Dunbar Cave History, Port Royal History Walk Nature Hike for Kids and Winter Bird Hike.

Dunbar Cave State Park.
Dunbar Cave State Park.

Monday, December 8th

Port Royal Bird Hike

Time: 9:30am – 11:00am
Ages: Adult

Bring binoculars and learn the birds that call the park home for the winter. Meet at the River Bottom Trail parking lot.

Reservations by 4:30pm December 5th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Woods Walk

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Ages: All ages

Learn about plants and animals that call this area home. We will hike one mile through the woods and around the lake.

Reservations by 4:30pm December 5th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Wednesday, December 10th

Winter Woods Walk

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Ages: All ages

Walk our two mile trail and see if we can find deer, squirrels, chipmunks and more – animals are much easier to see in the winter woods.

Reservations by 4:30pm December 8th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Port Royal History Walk

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Ages: 8 & up

Join us for a walk around Port Royal Historic Area to learn why it is a Historic Park. Meet at the upper parking lot (beside the Visitor Center).

Reservations by 4:30pm December 8th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

Thursday, December 11th

Nature Hike

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Ages: All ages

Learn about plants and animals that call this area home.

Reservations by 4:30pm December 9th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist


Nature Hike for Kids

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Ages: 4 – 11

Come out for a walk through the trees and around the lake. Listen to birds and see what we can see on this easy 1 mile walk.

Reservations by 4:30pm December 9th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

Friday, December 12th

Dunbar Cave History

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Ages: 5-adult

Join us for a walk around the area and learn about Dunbar’s past.

Reservations by 4:30pm December 10th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

Saturday, December 13th

Winter Bird Hike

Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Ages: 12- Adult

Bring binoculars and learn the birds that call the Natural Area home for the winter.

Reservations by 4:30pm December 11th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Sunday, December 14th

Beginning Birding

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am
Ages: 7- Adult

Bring binoculars and learn to identify some of the birds that call the Natural Area home.

Reservations by 4:30pm December 13th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Reservations By: 4:30pm November 13th.
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.

Port Royal State Historic Park is located at 3300 Old Clarksville Springfield Road, Adams, Tennessee.

Call 931.648.5526 for reservations.

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