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Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for September 25th through September 30th, 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: Trees, Insects, Recovery Trail Hike, Port Royal Hike and Cleanup, Recovery Trail Hike and Trail Hike and Park Cleanup.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Entrance to Dunbar Cave.

Friday, September 25th

Trees

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Ages: 7 – adult

Learn the trees of the Natural Area on this short hike.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 23rd.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Park Ranger


Insects

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Ages: 5 -12

Come out and learn about our six-legged friends in this indoor and outdoor program.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 23rd.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Saturday, September 26th – National Public Lands Day

Recovery Trail Hike

Time: 9:00am to 10:00am
Ages: All ages

Join Clarksville Tennessee Trails Association and Friends of Dunbar Cave member Suva Bastin for a 2 mile hike on the Recovery Trail. You might see deer, squirrels and who knows what else.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 25th.


Port Royal Hike and Cleanup

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Ages: All ages

Join us on the easy 1/2 mile River Bottom Trail as we enjoy the park and do some litter pickup.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 25th.
Program Leader: Kala Downey, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger


Recovery Trail Hike

Time: 11:00am
Ages: All ages

Join Clarksville Tennessee Trails Association and Friends of Dunbar Cave member Suva Bastin for a 2 mile hike on the Recovery Trail. You might see deer, squirrels and who knows what else.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 25th.


Trail Hike and Park Cleanup

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Ages: All ages

Hike the one mile trail and learn about the park while we remove litter. We might see or hear deer, owls, and other animals that become active in the evening.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 25th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Sunday, September 27th

Volunteer Opportunity

Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
Ages: 5 – Adult

This morning we’ll be picking up trash around the park and on the trails. Gloves and trash bags will be available.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 25th.
Program Leader: Kala Downey, Seasonal Interpretive Ranger


Wildflower Walk

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Ages: 6 – adult

Learn to identify the late summer wildflowers of Dunbar Cave on this easy walk.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 25th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Monday, September 28th

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 26th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Tuesday, September 29th

The Secret World of Bats

Time: 10:00am – 10:45am
Ages: 8 – adult

See bats as we could never see them here through this award-winning nature documentary. We will be inside the cool Visitor Center – come early and see our Museum!

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 27th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist


Port Royal History Hike

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages: 5 – adult

Learn about the past inhabitants of the town of Port Royal. Hike will begin at the parking lot next to the Visitor Center.

Reservations Required by: 4:30pm, September 27th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

Wednesday, September 30th

Night Hike

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
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 28th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

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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