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Dunbar Cave State Park
401 Old Dunbar Cave Road
Clarksville , Tennessee   37043

Phone: 931-648-5526
Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave is located 60 minutes northwest of Nashville and about one and a half miles northeast of downtown Clarksville, TN in Montgomery County. Dunbar Cave is the most prominent of several caves located in this designated natural area. In the roomy mouth of the cave, square dances, radio shows, and big band era concerts were once held.
Nature of the Area
This 110-acre natural area in Montgomery County is honeycombed by caves and sinkholes, the most prominent being Dunbar Cave. This 8.1 mile cave has historical, natural, archaeological and geological significance. Excavations revealed that this cave has been occupied by man for thousands of years, drawn by its constant stream flow and natural air conditioning.

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The park has seven picnic tables located just behind the visitors' center on a hill overlooking scenic Swan Lake.

Picnic area is not wheelchair accessible.
Cave hikes - July cave hikes will be Wednesday - Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. No hikes on Monday or Tuesday except July 4 at 10:00 am, 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Also night hikes on July 2, 3, 17, 27 and 28 at 6:30 pm.

Participants must be at least three (3) years old (able to walk for 1 1/2 hours without being carried), have a flashlight, and a reservation. The cost is $4.00 each.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 7 A Great Place by MCAMPBELL
This is an amazing park. My roommate and I go there a lot.

Area Campgrounds

Clarksville RV Park
1270 Tylertown Road
Clarksville, TN

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Southern Illinois Cabins with all amenities, surrounded by The Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. All cabins have air conditioning, heat, kitchen including stove, frig, microwave, coffee maker, toaster bathroom with shower, screened in porch, electric fireplace, satellite tv with HBO and DVD, all linens, cookware, plates, utensil, outside grill and picnic table.
Web Site: rimrocksdogwoodcabins.com
82.7 miles from park*
Comfort Inn Dickson - Dickson, TNHotels/Motels
The Comfort Inn hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 40, offering easy access to many nearby business parks and industrial areas also including Montgomery Bell State Park, offering boating, fishing, and miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking.
Web Site: comfortinn.com/hotel-dickson-tennessee-TN351
34.1 miles from park*
Willowbrook Cabin Rental - Golconda, ILCottages and Cabins
LARGE 2 and 3 bedroom private CABINS located near many of the major ATTRACTIONS of the Shawnee National FOREST and the surrounding Southern ILLINOIS area. All cabins offer incredible VALUE as they are fully furnished with everything needed including full kitchens with cookware, microwave, liens, fire pits and wood, outdoor grill, satellite TV and even FREE internet. Open all seasons
Web Site: WillowBrookCabins.com
86 miles from park*
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Take Interstate 24 to Exit 8 (Rossview Road).

Turn left on Rossview Road.

Travel 1/4 mile to Dunbar Cave Road.

Turn left on Dunbar Cave Road.

The park entrance is 2.5 miles on the right.

USA Parks
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Dunbar Cave State Park
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