Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, split by the Tennessee River & Lake Guntersville, visitors never run out of jaw dropping outdoor exploration on the 69,000 acre Lake, or 80,000 acres of public hunting land. In a destination known to have more caves per square mile than any other county in the country, no matter what kind of adventure you crave, there is something for everyone to explore here on the wilder edge of Northeast Alabama.
We are home to several nationally known attractions including Unclaimed Baggage Center, Russell Cave National Monument, Cathedral Caverns State Park and a 150-year-old soda fountain called Payne’s.
Bustling with year-round events that celebrate our unique history, culture and the arts, visitors typically come to enjoy Scottsboro, and surrounding areas during all seasons. Each event uniquely accompanies life on Lake Guntersville, the largemouth bass capital of the world, recently named the 2nd best largemouth bass lake in the nation by Bassmaster Magazine.
Northeast (Jackson County) Alabama is blessed with many unique and astonishing places that have attracted visitors from all over the world. While passing through, travelers continue to marvel at what they encounter when their life’s journey brings them to discover the Appalachian corner of Alabama.