Nearby Attractions

Bridgeport Train Depot Museum
Historic Bridgeport Depot Museum

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Russell Cave is located in Alabama just a few minutes south of the Tennessee State line close to many other park settings, natural wonders, and cities with cultural attractions.


Alabama’s many State Parks provide natural and historic settings to fit your needs. Visit Cathedral Caverns State Park in Woodville, Alabama.

The historic town of Bridgeport is home to the Bridgeport Depot Museum.

Walking bridge over TN River in Bridgeport AL
Walking bridge next to train trestle bridge in historic Bridgeport, Alabama

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Just uphill from the museum you can enjoy a stroll along the Historic Bridgeport Walking Trail that crosses the Tennessee River.

You will find the town of Stevenson just eleven miles south of Russell Cave. Visit the Stevenson Railroad Depot to discover more about the town’s local history.

Jackson County is located in the northeast corner of Alabama. The county seat is Scottsboro. Located 28 miles south of Russell Cave, at the tail end of the Appalachian Mountains, you will find parks, camping, fishing, museums, golf courses and more.

Located approximately 70 miles southwest of the park, the City of Huntsville offers a wide range of arts, cultural events, restaurants, breweries and lodging.


You can find both natural and historic State Parks in Tennessee. Hiking, biking, camping, fishing and many other activities are available just a short drive from Russell Cave National Monument.

Waterfall at Cumberland State Park segment Foster Falls
Raging water at Foster Falls, Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee State Park

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Travel north about 30 miles and experience the diverse and spectacular Tennessee section of the Cumblerland Plateau. South Cumberland State Park offers 9 separate areas in 4 counties for some of the best hiking and backcountry camping in the region. While visiting this area, don’t miss Foster Falls.

The quaint college town of Sewanee, Tennessee located 26 miles northwest of Russell Cave offers the opportunity to visit the campus of Sewanee: The University of the South. Here you can wander the expansive grounds, hike the Perimeter Trail, and view the nearby sandstone arch of Sewanee Natural Bridge. After working up an appetite, stroll along the strip of Sewanee’s village shops and enjoy lunch or dinner in one of the local eateries.

According to the New York Times, Chattanooga, is one of the "Top 45 Places to go" in the World. The Pie in the Sky Trail begins at 215 Broad Street in downtown Chattanooga. Only 41 miles northeast of the park, you’ll find plenty of local attractions, outdoor activities, restaurants and lodging.

Last updated: December 21, 2018

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3729 County Road 98
Bridgeport, AL 35740


(256) 495-2672 x113

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