The “Grand Canyon of the South”

The “Grand Canyon of the South”

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“In the mountains of Virginia and Kentucky where uncommon history, heritage and heart offer a welcome that never wears out,” Breaks Interstate Park is also known as the “Grand Canyon of the South”-a 5-mile gorge, plunging to 1650 feet.

Visitors go to Breaks Interstate Park year-round to enjoy many recreational activities from sporting to enjoying the beautiful overlooks. Hiking, biking, geocaching, birding, pedal boats and canoes, fishing and whitewater rafting are all available. Lodging is in abundance from cabins, cottages and a campground to an 81-room lodge, providing cozy accommodations for all types of visitors.

Amenities include Splash! in the Park (seasonal), Amphitheater Music Events and weekly interpretive programming. The Rhododendron Restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the gorge to compliment the broad menu selections. A conference center and banquet room are available for meetings and groups.

While the park is open year-round to visitors, the restaurant and some activities may not be available during the off season. View the website for details.


(Photo and information: Breaks Park)


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