Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave Go Green

Dunbar Cave State Park has completed the Gold Recognition Level of the TN State Parks Go Green With Us Initiative and Guidelines. The guidelines include multiple areas of environmental sustainability, including education and outreach, water conservation, energy efficiency, waste and recycling, and much more. Congrats to this park for going above and beyond to be excellent stewards of our natural resources.

Gold Award Winner

The mission of the Tennessee State Parks Go Green With Us program is to preserve and protect our state parks through sustainable park operations, resource conservation, and recycling. Program components cover a diverse array of initiatives, including energy and water conservation through equipment and operations upgrades, recycling programs, projects to enhance ecosystem health, and erosion control, among many others.

  • Dunbar Cave State Park protects their ecosystem through erosion control and trail surface improvements, including manmade walkways and bridges in low areas.
  • Park staff enhance wildlife habitat with controlled burns, native grasses, and vegetation, and volunteer trash pickup events. 
  • The park has energy-efficient lighting in the visitor’s center.
  • Strategically placed trash and recycling dumpsters have been installed.