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    Russell Cave

    National Monument Alabama

Your Safety

Be aware of your surroundings while visiting Russell Cave. You should always be on the lookout for snakes and poison ivy when hiking. Remember, all wildlife, including snakes, are protected. Wear insect repellent if you plan to spend a lot of time on the trail. Always wear comfortable shoes, and stay on the marked trails at all times.

Bring something for lunch if you are planning a several hour visit, and always have plenty of water with you.

Did You Know?

Pottery Sherd

Broken pieces of pottery are called "sherds". The National Park Service found over 13,000 pottery sherds at Russell Cave National Monument. Almost all types of pottery from the local region were found at this site. The pots were used for storage and cooking.