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Russell Cave National Monument is an archeological treasure containing evidence as to how prehistoric Indians lived in the Southeast for almost 10,000 years. Virtually, no other place in the region holds such a rich record offering clues to how prehistoric Indians fed, clothed and protected themselves.

   

CONTACTS

Email - RUCA_Interpretation@nps.gov

Fax- 256-495-9220

Write to
3729 County Road 98
Bridgeport, AL 35740

Phone
Visitor Information - 256-495-2672

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
Open 7 days a week. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Daylight Savings Time 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Central Standard Time Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Getting There
PLANE - Chattanooga, TN has the nearest airport and car rental possibilities.

CAR - The park is located 5 miles west of U.S. Hwy. 72. From U.S. Hwy 72 follow county road 75 north 1 mile to county road 98, then follow county road 98 north 4 miles to the park entrance.

Weather & Climate
Summers are generally hot and humid. Winters are generally mild.

Accessibility
Visitor Center, museum and cave shelter are accessible. Wheelchairs are available.

Getting Around
You can walk to any part of the park.

FEES/PERMITS

Entrance Fee
NO FEES
Free!

Permits
CAVING PERMIT
Free!
Unguided Wild caving. Please contact the park for further information prior to your arrival.

FACILITIES

Visitor Centers
GILBERT H. GROSVENOR
Open All Year
Phone - (256) 495-2672
Location - The park is located 5 miles west of U.S. Hwy. 72. From U.S. Hwy 72 follow county road 75 north 1 mile to county road 98, then follow county road 98 north 4 miles to the park entrance.
Closures - Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years days
Special Programs - Native American Festival, Held the first full weekend in May.
Exhibits - Prehistoric artifacts exhibit
Available Facilities - Visitor center, Picnic area

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Russell Cave National Monument.
 Campgrounds Near Russell Cave National Monument:
Kimball Campground, Jasper, 7 miles away
Shellmound, Jasper, 9 miles away
Delaney's Travel Trailer Park, Stevenson, 9 miles away
Marion County Park, Jasper, 12 miles away
Thunder Canyon Campground, Ider, 12 miles away
Chattanooga West KOA, Trenton, 13 miles away
Hales Bar Resort and Marina, Guild, 14 miles away
 Marinas Near Russell Cave National Monument:
Hales Bar Resort and Marina, Guild , 14 miles away
Mud Creek Marina, Hollywood , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Russell Cave National Monument:
Hampton Inn Kimball TN, South Pittsburg , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites KIMBALL, Kimball , 6 miles away
Comfort Inn Kimball, Kimball , 6 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Kimball, Kimball , 6 miles away
Best Western Kimball Inn, Kimball , 6 miles away
Super 8 Kimball, Kimball , 6 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Jasper, Jasper , 9 miles away
 Trails Near Russell Cave National Monument:
River Mont Cave Historical Trail, Jackson County , 5 miles away
Winding Stairs, Franklin County , 11 miles away
 Whitewater Near Russell Cave National Monument:
Lively Creek, De Kalb County , 7 miles away, Class III+ - 6.4 miles long (State Route 73 to Long Island Creek)
Warren Creek, Dade County , 7 miles away, Class -blank- - 6.2 miles long (Highway 301 to Nickajack Lake)
Miller/Long Island Creek, Jackson County , 8 miles away, Class V - 3 miles long (Rt. 71 to Lake Guntersville)
Coon Creek, Jackson County , 10 miles away, Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville)
Flat Rock / Coon Creek, Jackson County , 10 miles away, Class V - 8 miles long (Rt. 117 to Lake Guntersville)
 Public Lands Near Russell Cave National Monument:
Little River Canyon National Preserve, Fort Payne - AL , 28 miles away
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia , 18 miles away
Desoto State Park, Alabama , 28 miles away
South Cumberland State Park, Tennessee , 30 miles away
Buck's Pocket State Park, Alabama , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Russell Cave National Monument:
Hidden Valley Golf, Bryant , 4 miles away
Sequatchie Valley Golf & Country Club, South Pittsburg , 6 miles away
Dogwood Hills Golf Club, Flat Rock , 8 miles away
Big Sandy Golf Club, Trenton , 12 miles away
Air Castle Golf Club, Trenton , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Russell Cave National Monument
Nickajack Lake, Marion County , 8 miles away

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