Breaks Interstate Park is located in the rugged Appalachian Mountains on the border of Virginia and Kentucky on State Route 80. The park is more than 4,600 acres in size, and contains a 5-mile gorge, plunging to 1650 feet, often called the “Grand Canyon of the South.” While Virginia and Kentucky State Parks are sister organizations of Breaks, Breaks is operated independently by the Breaks Interstate Park Commission.

180 million years ago, in this area now lying across Kentucky and Virginia, a vast inland sea receded, leaving in its wake a veritable cradle of botany. Meanwhile, the river that is now Russell Fork got about the work of carving out an immense, spectacular gorge, renowned as the largest east of the Mississippi.

Visitors will find delicate landscapes, timeless mountains, hidden ponds, craggy rock faces, and vibrant flora and fauna. Biking, hiking, riding, rafting…no matter how you choose to move through The Breaks Interstate Park, you will find yourself exploring, just like John Swift, Daniel Boone, and others who came here first.


Breaks Interstate Park Kentucky
627 Commission Cir, Breaks, VA 24607, United States



7 am to 9 pm


Admission Fees:

Monday – Friday

  • Under four feet tall – $6
  • Four feet tall and over – $8
  • Seniors (age 55+) – $6
  • Infants age 1 and under – Free

Saturday – Sunday

  • Under four feet tall – $8
  • Four feet tall and over – $10
  • Seniors (age 55+) – $8
  • Infants age 1 and under – Free

Admission for kids under four feet tall is half-off after 3 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Contact Details

Phone: (276) 865-4413


Official Website: Breaks Interstate Park Kentucky

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Breaks Interstate Park Kentucky:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


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