Russell Cave National Monument

North Alabama, Northeast Loop | Jackson | Best Seasons: Fall, Spring

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Russell Cave National Monument has been home to wildlife and man for thousands of years. This peaceful setting combines food, water, and shelter with tranquility and beauty. Following the elevated boardwalks and nature trails can lead to eastern woodland species such as Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, whose song is accompanied by the insect-like croaking of Yellow-billed Cuckoos. During migration, almost any eastern warbler or vireo is likely to make an appearance. In addition to its extensive birding, the national monument also offers an excellent interpretive facility detailing the lives of northern Alabama’s early human inhabitants

Directions: From the intersection of US Highway 72 and AL Highway 279 in southern Scottsboro, travel east on Highway 72 23.7 miles to CR 69. Turn left onto CR 69 and drive north for 1 mile to CR 75. Turn right onto CR 75 and follow it north for 5.2 miles to the national monument on the left.

GPS: N 34.9770, W 85.8056

Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Handicap Access, Hiking, Viewing Area, Picnic Area, Visitor Center

(Site #4, Northeast Loop)

Contact Info:
National Park Service
Russell Cave National Monument
2141 Gault Ave. N.
Ft. Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-9605


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