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Dunbar Cave State Park

401 Old Dunbar Cave Road
Clarksville, TN 37043

931-648-5526

Dunbar Cave State Park is located 60 minutes northwest of Nashville and about one and a half miles northeast of downtown Clarksville in Montgomery County. Dunbar Cave, at over eight miles in length, is one of the largest caves in Montgomery County. In the roomy mouth of the cave, square dances, radio shows and big band era concerts were once held. 

The 110-acre park is honeycombed by Dunbar Cave and numerous sinkholes. The cave has historical, natural, archaeological and geological significance. Excavations revealed that this cave has been used by man for thousands of years, drawn by its constant stream flow and natural air conditioning. These early inhabitants left drawings on the cave walls, perhaps as part of religious ceremonies.

Activities

HIKING
Over three miles of hiking trails range from the easy Lake Trail, the moderate Short Loop, to the strenuous Recovery Trail, which has several steep hills. All trails take you past the cave entrance and around the lake. The Short Loop and Recovery Trails take you into the forest and over successional fields. All trails begin and end at the visitors' center.

IRDING
Dunbar Cave offers excellent birding year-round.

Fishing
Fishing is available year-round in Swan Lake. Favorite catches are bluegill and bass. A state fishing license is required.

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