Breaks Interstate Park
Frontiersmen used to call a passage through the mountains a “break.” Such breaks were a rare thing indeed, offering the early settlers an opportunity to take their frontier lives to a new level. Layer upon layer of history welcomes today’s visitor, as does the still resplendent beauty of this unique 4600-acre park. Established in 1954 by an act of Congress initiated by the efforts of the two states it crosses, Virginia and Kentucky, it is now one of only two such interstate parks in the USA.
Visitors come to us year-round to enjoy the many recreational delights, whether they are bent on an active, sporting experience, or one more contemplative, such as our seven gorgeous overlooks. Wildlife abounds, as does the warm welcome, in cozy accommodations that feel just right in their setting.
It is simply fantastic. An extremely helpful staff and a great place to relax. The views at the many overlooks are breathtaking and the scenery is just fabulous. I also highly recommend the zip line tours also because they give you a view of the river and gorge that is out of this world.
The Breaks is one of my favorite places in this country to visit, camp, and experience incredible hikes! They recently added zip lines that look pretty impressive. Our camp host, Teddy, was beyond hospitable and made our experience all the better. I will go back to the breaks time and time again!
Beautiful spot with all kinds of hiking, easy to fairly rugged. Try the Prospector Trail or Geologic Trail for some amazing perspectives. We stayed in the lodge and the room was good. Restaurant is not open year round.
RV camping for weekend. Park campground hosts Ted & Cristal Silcox were the most helpful and friendly we have ever met. Lots of activities here. Many trails, ziplines, restaurant, horseback riding, beautiful views. Hardly any campers this weekend, so we really enjoyed the company of the friendly hosts!
We visit this park very often, it has a very good restaurant, horse back riding, paddle boats, pools, a few times a year the have local bluegrass music, we hold our family reunion there every year, and recently had our church service/picnic there, only $2.00 A car to get in, they have multiple hiking trails. Located half on Kentucky half on Virginia side at over 11000 feet it offers several overlooks with breathtaking views.