Breaks Interstate Park, Breaks
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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.Put Breaks Interstate Park into our Breaks trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Looking at a fairly slick website led us to reserve a 51 foot pull-through site. Technically, it is a pull-through but it has a 45 degree bend in the middle making it impossible to pull my 40 foot fif... read more »
Hiking, walk, etc. I love the mountains. It's really hard to explain how great the area and views are here.
Tucked away in a remote part of Virginia, is a very special place to me. My family is from nearby Elkhorn City, Kentucky, and I have been coming here all my life but as I get older and visit more plac... read more »
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.
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!!!!
Arrived on bicycle in rain. Guy at the gate house knew nothing. Could not even give directions to the campground. Camp office staff allocated a camp side that had no level ground for our tent, was covered in tree roots and was muddy and wet. There is no where under cover for cooking or organising equipment. Not recommended for camping in wet weather. Another cyclist group stuck it out and had a miserable time but we left for somewhere more suitable.
A pretty place with Pretty good accommodations. We are dinner and lunch at the lodge restaurant and it was quite good. Not the top notch faire you may get at other places but reasonable considering it was your only option close by. Loved the outdoor amphitheater and the many spectacular views of the valleys. Definately good if you love nature.. But don't mind a roof and place to eat.
Conditions of the bathhouses are deplorable. I wrote a big helpful review but my phone lost it. Ill keep it at that for now and write more when i get home. The park is lovely but the disgusting bathhouse is a dealbreaker for female tent campers like myself. I'm far from a petty spoiled city girl, I've used some gnarly bathrooms before... This takes the cake. Id rather piss in the woods but since im surrounded by other campers less than 20 feet away that won't be happening. Breaks: fix your plumbing and STOP putting toilet paper on the floor or on top of holders and put them in the damn holder. Wiping with that feels like a yeast infection waiting to happen. Also another reviewer said to contact the superintendent if theres problems.... I hear he shot himself in the park this past Thursday. If that's true then.... Well throw that suggestion out.
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