Dunbar Cave State Park
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.
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.
Address: 401 Dunbar Cave Road, Clarksville, Tennessee
Lat-Long: 36.550065, -87.305416, parking lot entrance on Dunbar Cave Rd.
Hours: Park - 8:00 a.m. until sunset Visitors Center - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – 7 days a week
Site Description: Dunbar Cave is a 115 - acre natural area in Montgomery County. Its main feature is a well-explored scenic and historic cave, which above ground is surrounded by an upland hardwood forest.
A stream exits the cave and has been impounded to form a small lake that is inhabited by many fish, turtles, and other wildlife, known as Swan Lake. There are three trails on the natural area that range from a leisurely walk to a fairly strenuous hike.
All trails begin and end at the visitors' center. Other park activities include fishing and picnic facilities.
Wildlife to Watch: The Park’s small lake - Swan Lake - attracts various migrating waterfowl during winter.
Woodland birds may be found throughout the year in the hardwood forest.
NOTE: Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas.