Dunbar Cave State Park Wins Excellence In Interpretation Award
January 29, 2019 | Permalink
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has honored Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville with the 2018 Excellence in Interpretation Award among the 56 Tennessee State Parks.
“We want visitors across Tennessee to feel engaged with activities at our state parks, and Dunbar Cave State Park has shown a commitment to visitors that is worthy of this recognition,” said Brock Hill, TDEC deputy commissioner. “We are proud of the excellent efforts at this park, and we are pleased to recognize the staff with this award.”
The award for interpretation goes to a state park that demonstrates the ability to provide high-quality and varied interpretive activities, including guided hikes, workshops, living history programs and more.
Dunbar Cave State Park has redeveloped cave tours to be more engaging with visitors and enhance their park experience. The park offered a new annual living history event, Dunbar Cave 1865!, that sold out in its first year. The park also established multi-tiered Junior Ranger camps and specialized cave tours to give visitors a more tailored and unique experience based on their skill level and interests.
Dunbar Cave is northeast of downtown Clarksville, with one of the largest caves in Montgomery County. The 144-acre state park is honeycombed by Dunbar Cave and numerous sinkholes. The cave has historical, natural, archaeological and geological significance. Excavations have revealed that the cave has been used by people for thousands of years, drawn to its constant stream and natural air conditioning. For more information on Dunbar Cave State Park, visit https://tnstateparks.com/parks/dunbar-cave.