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Breaks Interstate Park is a bi-state state park located in southeastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia in the Jefferson National Forest at the northeastern terminus of Pine Mountain. It is administered by the states of Virginia and Kentucky and is one of several interstate parks in the United States.The Breaks, also referred as the "Grand Canyon of the South," is the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi River, through which the Russell Fork river and Clinchfield Railroad (now the CSX Transportation Kingsport Subdivision) run. It is accessed via Virginia State Route 80, between Haysi, Virginia and Elkhorn City, Kentucky, and passes through the community of Breaks, Virginia east of the park.American frontiersman Daniel Boone is credited with being the first person of European descent to discover the Breaks, which he first saw in 1767.GeographyBreaks Interstate Park is located about 5mi east of Elkhorn City, Kentucky. The park covers. The park's main feature, Breaks Canyon, is five miles long and ranges from 830to deep. The canyon was formed by the Russell Fork river through millions of years of erosion.
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  • Great experience with a knowledgeable staff made for a wonderful afternoon in the park. View cannot be described but must be experienced! Highly recommend a visit.  more »
  • The scenery in this park is gorgeous. I also liked the history -- both mining and rail. Numerous short walks to scenic overlooks, which was great for my traveling companion who had knee issues. (The o...  more »
  • The Breaks is a wonderful place to view nature and hike. Spent 4 days with a large group of hikers. We stayed in Catawba lodge. Room was nice with a large porch overlooking the gorge. View is great an...  more »
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  • Great place to visit and see wildlife. Great food, and a friendly staff. Awesome views too, just need to upgrade the picnic tables and outdoor grills. Also has a kiddie pool, paddle boat rides, horse stables, trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
  • This is truly a awesome place to stay and visit. The Grand Canyon of the South is all that and more, the views are something to be shared. The restaurant is top notch, with great food and beverage options. Great view from the restaurant deck. This is nature so there will be wildlife.
  • We stayed in campground and had a wonderful time restraurant and pool on site
  • A unique and wonderful jewel in Southwest Virginia/Eastern Kentucky. Enjoy the many overlooks and hiking trails and visit during the Fall season for the leaves and Winter views of the snow covered canyon.
  • This is a great place to enjoy nature and relax

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