Things To Know Before You Come
We are located five miles from Highway 72 near the small town of Bridgeport, AL. Please see the directions link for more in-depth driving instructions.
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, and bring a jacket in cooler weather. Bring hiking shoes if you plan to hike along the nature trail.
Only a drink machine is available at the park, so bring lunch if you are planning a long visit.
We have wheelchairs available for visitors upon request.
Strollers are welcome for use on the boardwalk to the cave shelter.
Pets on a leash are welcome on the tour to the cave shelter and the hiking trail, but not inside the visitor center.
Don't forget your camera!
Did You Know?
The Russell Cave National Monument area used to be under the sea during the Mississippian Period around 350 million years ago? Fossils of brachipods, corals and crinoids have been discovered in the limestone rocks and weathered soils at the site.