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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for January 15th – 21st, 2016

 

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: Woodland Wildlife, Man’s Use of Dunbar Cave, Nature Hike at Port Royal, Woodland Hike, Port Royal Hike, and Night Hike.

Dunbar Cave State Park.

Dunbar Cave State Park.

Friday, January 15th

Woodland Wildlife

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Ages: 4 – adult

Enjoy a walk through the woods as we look for the animals of winter. Now that the leaves are off the trees, they are much easier to see.

Reservations Required By: 4:30pm, January 13th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Saturday, January 16th

Man’s Use of Dunbar Cave

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Ages: 10 – adult

Learn about how Dunbar Cave and the surrounding area was used through years past in this indoor presentation.

Reservations Required By: 4:30pm, January 14th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

Tuesday, January 19th

Nature Hike at Port Royal

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Ages: All Ages

Walk through the winter woods on this ½ mile hike. Meet at River Bottom Trail parking lot. Dress warmly and prepare for a muddy trail.

Reservations Required By: 4:30pm, January 17th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Wednesday, January 20th

Woodland Hike

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am
Ages: All Ages

Enjoy a walk through the woods as you learn about the plants and animals of winter.

Reservations Required By: 4:30pm, January 18th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist


Port Royal Hike

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages

Join us for a hike on the Port Royal Historic Area’s River Bottom Trail. Meet at River Bottom Trail parking lot.

Reservations Required By: 4:30pm, January 18th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

Thursday, January 21st

Night Hike

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Ages: All ages

This is a great time of year to walk in the woods at night – no heat, no humidity, no bugs. Dress warmly and we will walk the Short Loop Trail as the sun sets and darkness rises– we might hear owls and other creatures as we go.

Reservations Required By: 4:30pm, January 19th.
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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