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Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge is located just above the Sauty Creek embayment on TVA's Guntersville Reservoir, 7 miles west of Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. There is an entrance gate to the Refuge on the south side of U.S. Highway 72.

There is no visitor center at the refuge. Access via road will involve an approximately 100 yard walk/hike. Please be aware of current weather conditions and your individual capabilities. The cave viewing platform is universally accessible. Be sure to bring insect repellent and drinking water.

For bat emergence viewing, it is recommended that you bring a flashlight, and cover/rain gear due to bat guano droppings.

Other Facilities in the Complex

Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Complex. 


Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge
C/O Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge2700 Refuge Headquarters RoadDecatur,AL35603-5202