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Breaks Interstate Park

Breaks Park Stateline Overlook courtesy of Michael Mullins

Breaks Park Stateline Overlook courtesy of Michael Mullins

The park, located on the Virginia/Kentucky border, is one of only two Interstate Parks in the nation. The park encompasses 4,500 acres of greenwood lands and mountain scenery, including the “Grand Canyon of the South”. History: The name “Breaks” is derived from the break in Pine Mountain created by the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River as it carved a 1,000 foot gorge on its way to the Ohio River. The Russell Fork River has carved the largest canyon east of the Mississippi. Its craggy untouched beauty reaches more than five miles long and 1,600 feet deep.

Park features: olympic pool, a lake with paddleboats and fishing, hiking trails, horseback riding, picnic areas, camping areas, a visitor center, a gift shop, playground equipment, cabins, a lodge, motel rooms, a convention center, a restaurant and amphitheater. New to Breaks is their Zipline… experience the Grand Canyon of the South from a whole new perspective!  Divided into three sections, the zipline takes adventurers across the rim of the canyon; an experience to be remembered for a lifetime.

Numerous events scheduled throughout the year.

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