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Breaks Interstate Park 37.286356, -82.293539 Breaks Interstate ParkKy-Va 80, Breaks, VA 24607 (Directions)

Breaks Interstate Park

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, pic­nic areas, camp­ing areas, a vis­i­tor cen­ter, a gift shop, play­ground equip­ment, cab­ins, a lodge, motel rooms, a con­ven­tion center,a restau­rant and amphithe­ater. Numer­ous events sched­uled.

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