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.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Breaks Interstate Park and many more Breaks attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Breaks online trip itinerary maker .
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Motorcycle ride is one of the best ways to travel here. The scenic views are spectacular. They have cabins to rent along witha hotel and campground. more »
Always a great place to camp. Enjoyed our time. The leaves were not at peak but this is truly a beautiful view when they are. We enjoyed going to several overlooks. Such a nice campground. more »
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 »
It is simply fantastic. An extremely helpful staff and a great place to relax. The views at the many overlooks are breathtaking and the scenery is just fabulous. I also highly recommend the zip line tours also because they give you a view of the river and gorge that is out of this world.
Nice, quiet and beautiful. This place is one of my favorite national parks. I only wish I lived closer.
Love this place. Beautiful view and gorgeous drive. With the fall foliage. Just make surw your prepared for a long drive with out many restaurants.
The Breaks is one of my favorite places in this country to visit, camp, and experience incredible hikes! They recently added zip lines that look pretty impressive. Our camp host, Teddy, was beyond hospitable and made our experience all the better. I will go back to the breaks time and time again!
Beautiful spot with all kinds of hiking, easy to fairly rugged. Try the Prospector Trail or Geologic Trail for some amazing perspectives. We stayed in the lodge and the room was good. Restaurant is not open year round.
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