Learn more about Dunbar Cave State Park.
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. 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. More recently prehistoric pictographs have been discovered in the cave. The documented Mississippian Tradition art is about 1,000 years old and depicts religious themes. This is the only prehistoric Native American cave art in a public cave.
The park offers scheduled nature programs year-round for all ages, on many nature topics including birds, wildflowers, bats, geology and more. The park also offers ranger-led Cave Tours during May through August. Reservations are required. Please call 931-648-5526 to make a reservation.
401 Old Dunbar Cave Rd.
Clarksville, TN 37043