Russell Cave National Monument

Russell Cave National Monument

Park Information

For thousands of years bands of prehistoric Indians came to the area we know today as Russell Cave. The cave provided a shelter.

Russell Cave National Monument
RussCaveNatM (Source: Wikimedia)

The surrounding forest provided food, tools, and fuel for their fires. Occupation of the cave shelter continued from the earliest known people to inhabit the southeastern United States, until the time of European explorers.

Russell Cave stream
Russell Cave stream (Source: Wikimedia)

The story of the inhabitants of Russell Cave is one of adaptation and survival. These people left behind clues to their way of life. These clues help us to have a better understanding of the people who have gone through the mists of time.

Russell Cave National Monument
Valley P8150079.JPG (Source: Wikimedia)

Agency Name:

National Park Service


Plane – Chattanooga, TN has the nearest airport and car rental facilities. Chattanooga, TN is approximately 38 miles from Russell Cave.

Car – Russell Cave is located in Jackson County Alabama just south of the Tennessee state line. 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.

Geographic Location

Contact Info

3729 County Road 98

Bridgeport, AL


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