One of the South's most incredible natural features is hidden in The Heart of Dixie. Neversink Pit is a massive limestone sinkhole that drops a whopping 162 feet into the Earth, complete with a waterfall that flows all the way to the bottom. Experienced cave divers have explored its depths and captured unbelievable images of this beautiful natural phenomenon in Alabama.

When it comes to magical waterfalls, this unique location absolutely belongs at the top of the must-visit list for adventurers, travelers, and hikers alike.

You can find the pit tucked away at Neversink Preserve in the small community of Fackler in Jackson County. The Southeastern Cave Conservancy (SCCi) owns the sinkhole.

Accessing the preserve involves a half-hour hike up a mountain, which may not be suitable for beginners, but the views of this hidden gem are certainly rewarding.

While only experienced cave divers can scale down into the depths of the rocky portal, visitors with a permit can view the sinkhole from above. Be sure to admire this natural treasure from a safe distance!

Surface-only permits are free and allow visitors to explore the above-ground area that surrounds the pit. You can request a permit for access to Neversink here

Neversink is one of the most photographed sinkholes in the world, and for good reason. During the summer, the pit is covered in green ferns that give it a lush jungle-like appearance. 

This beautiful waterfall is just one of the many you can find in Alabama too. One of the largest aboveground falls in the state, DeSoto Falls, is only a one-hour drive from Neversink if you want to continue chasin' waterfalls.

Neversink Pit is a one-of-a-kind destination that's totally worth the drive. Take a road trip and gaze into one of the most amazing sinkholes on the planet.

Neversink Preserve

Price: Free permit

Address: Fackler, AL

Why You Need To Go: The sinkhole at this preserve offers a once-in-a-lifetime look into one of Earth's most stunning natural features.


 

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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