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Breaks Interstate Park, Breaks
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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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  • Stayed in one of the cottages and really enjoyed it. The cottages are away from everything and very comfortable and peaceful. The park was very nice. We hiked on nine different trails and saw many awe...  more »
  • The hiking trails are relatively short to get to the major overlooks. More challenging and long trails exist of course if you have time. We rented a travel trailer for the first time and enjoyed the m...  more »
  • If you love nature, then this is the place for you! A wonderful place to bring the family and hike the trails, camp out, and many more seasonal activities! 
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  • A great place with the biggest gorge in the east. Trouble is lack of maintenance of trails and campground. Plus trails closed due to snakes and bees meant less fun. Needs more care despite an entrance fee of $2 a day and cost of $17 to $24 a night to camp. The facilities for kids looked fun especially the pool. It was closed when we visited.
  • Great place for a family reunion. Fabulous trails and the scenic views are truly breathtaking. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. They also have a waterpark that is a lot of fun if you are traveling with kids. Worth a visit!!!!
  • Beautiful mountainous area in eastern KY and western VA. Many interesting overlooks and hiking trails from easy to strenuous. Lodging and restaurant on site.
  • This is a great place to learn about the heritage of the wonderful people of Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. We may not have the bright lights and huge buildings of the big cities but we have the beauty of these mountains that cannot be found anywhere else.
  • Always love the Breaks. Clean mountain air. Great views, good walking, and hiking spot. We went to the pool, which is fantastic. It has a lazy river, and three slides. Also a splash pool for smaller kids, and a fountain splash spot.