Jackson County: Russell Cave NM
A great place for a spelunking adventure is Russell Cave National Monument near Bridgeport. At 7.5 miles, Russell Cave is the third longest cave in Alabama and was used as a shelter for prehistoric inhabitants. Along with Russell Cave, there are more than 1,500 caves which have been explored in Jackson County – more caves per square mile than anywhere else in America. Access to Russell Cave is limited to its geologically unusual cave entrance. In this flat protected space, artifacts have been found dating back to some of the earliest human existence in North America.
Photo credit: Alabama Historical Commission