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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for September 18th through September 23rd, 2015

 

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 during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Nature Hike, Night Hike, Cave Critter Meet and Greet, Interpretive Morning Hike, Dunbar Cave History and Port Royal Hike.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Friday, September 18th

Nature Hike

Time: 8:00am – 9:30am
Ages: All ages

Walk the 1 mile Short Loop and learn about the park’s inhabitants.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 16th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist


Night Hike

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Ages: All ages

We will walk the Short Loop Trail as the sun sets and darkness rises– we might hear owls, frogs and other creatures as we go.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 16th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

Saturday, September 19th

Cave Critter Meet and Greet

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Ages: All Ages

If you’ve missed your chance at a cave tour this year, or didn’t catch some of our critters on the tour you attended, come meet them today at the entrance of the cave.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 17th.
Program Leader: Kala Downey, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger


Interpretive Morning Hike

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Ages: 12 – Adult

Enjoy a 2-mile guided tour around the park observing traces of our park wildlife and noting the change in flora as summer ends.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 17th.
Program Leader: Kala Downey, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger


Dunbar Cave History

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Ages: 5 – adult

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

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 17th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger


Port Royal Hike

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Ages: All Ages

Learn about Port Royal in the past and see the plants and animals of today. Meet at the River Bottom Trail parking lot.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 17th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

Sunday, September 20th

Port Royal Creek Exploration

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Ages: 5 – Adult

See some of our creek creatures face to face as we break out the nets and scoop up some of our aquatic fauna. Wear clothes you’re willing to get wet and shoes that can stay on your feet. Fair warning, we’ll be kicking at rocks and flipflops won’t protect your toes.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 18th.
Program Leader: Kala Downey, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger


Walk With the Ranger Nature Hike

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages: All ages

Walk the 1 mile Short Loop and learn about the park’s inhabitants.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 18th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger

Tuesday, September 22nd

Trail of Tears at Port Royal

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Ages: 8 – adult

Join us for a walk on the Trail of Tears. Meet at the River Bottom Trail parking lot.

Reservations by: 4:30pm, September 20th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

Wednesday, September 23rd

Port Royal Plant Hike

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Ages: All Ages

Learn about Port Royal’s plants. Meet at the River Bottom Trail parking lot.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 21st.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger


Stellaluna: A Baby Bat Adventure

Time: 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Ages: 4 – 11

Enjoy the story of Stellaluna, a baby bat who gets lost – and learn about bats, too, in this indoor program.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 21st.
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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