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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park Programs for January 21st – 28th, 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: Night Hike, Woods in Winter, Learn about Dunbar Cave, Sunset Hike, Night Stroll and Port Royal Trail Hike.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

Dunbar Cave State Park Visitor Center.

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 by: 4:30pm, January 19th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

Friday, January 22nd

Woods in Winter

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Ages: All ages

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

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


Learn about Dunbar Cave

Time: 5:00pm – 5:30pm
Ages: Adults

New to the area? Learn about the Natural Area and what it has to offer with this slide presentation.

Reservations by: 4:30pm, January 20th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Saturday, January 23rd

Sunset Hike

Time: 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Ages: All Ages

We will walk through the woods as the sun sets and night falls on the Natural Area.

Reservations by: 4:30pm, January 21st.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist

Monday, January 25th

Night Stroll

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Ages: All Ages

Enjoy the natural area after dark on this short, easy walk suitable for all ages.

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

Tuesday, January 26th

Port Royal Trail Hike

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
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 by: 4:30pm, January 24th.
Program Leader: Amy Wallace, Interpretive Specialist


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 by: 4:30pm, January 24th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

Wednesday, January 27th

Dunbar’s History

Time: 11:00am – 12:00am
Ages: 8 -adult

Enjoy a walk around the area as you learn about our history.

Reservations by: 4:30pm, January 25th.
Program Leader: Adam Neblett, Ranger

Thursday, January 28th

Winter Woods Walk

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Ages: All Ages

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

Reservations by: 4:30pm, January 26th.
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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