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.
Did You Know?
The National Geographic Society purchased 310 acres surrounding the cave shelter area and donated the land to the American people. Russell Cave was designated as a National Monument in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy.