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Northwest Loop
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34 - Guntersville State Park, Town Creek and Drive - Kiosk Site

35 - Guntersville Peninsula

36 - Guntersville Dam South

37 - Guntersville Dam North

38 - Goose Pond Colony

39 - North Sauty Creek WMA/Sauta Cave NWR

40 - Roy B. Whitaker Paint Rock River Preserve - Kiosk Site

41 - Skyline Wildlife Management Area

42 - Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area

43 - Stevenson Town Park

44 - Russell Cave National Monument

45 - Gorham's Bluff/Coon Gulf

46 - DeKalb County Public Lake

47 - DeSoto State Park - Azalea Cascade Trail

48 - Little River Canyon National Preserve Drive

49 - Buck's Pocket State Park, Morgan's Cove and South Sauty Creek

50 - Murphy Hill

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Site #44
Russell Cave National Monument

Northeast Loop

Indigo Bunting Description: Russell Cave has been home to wildlife and man for thousands of years. This peaceful setting combines food, water and shelter with tranquility and beauty. Following the elevated boardwalks and nature trails could lead to eastern woodland species such as Summer and Scarlet tanagers, whose song is accompanied by the insect-like croaking of Yellow-billed Cuckoos. During migration, almost any eastern warbler or vireo is likely to make an appearance. In addition to its extensive birding, the national monument also offers an excellent interpretive facility detailing the lives of northern Alabama‚Äôs early human inhabitants

Directions: From the intersection of US Hwy 72 and AL Hwy 279 in southern Scottsboro, AL, travel east on Hwy 72 23.7 miles to CR 69. Turn left onto CR 69 and drive north for 1 mile to CR 75. Turn right onto CR 75 and follow it north for 5.2 miles to the National Monument on the left.  Get map from MapQuest (new window will open)

GPS Coordinates: N 34.9770, W 85.8056
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Fee: Free

Amenities: Parking, Restrooms, Handicap Access, Hiking, Viewing Area, Picnic Area, Visitor Center

Contact Info:
National Park Service
Russell Cave NM
2141 Gault Ave. N.
Ft. Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-9605