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“A diamond in the coal dust” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Breaks Interstate Park

Breaks Interstate Park
627 Commission Circle, Breaks, VA
2768654413
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Asheville, NC
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“A diamond in the coal dust”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This park has got the most amazing scenery, changing by the minute as fog rolls in an out. It's so far back in a hardscrabble corner of Appalachia that you might assume you can't get there from here. But it's worth the drive.
The prices are reasonable, every staff member we met was sweet and helpful, and the grounds and guest rooms were immaculate. The trails are a hiker's dream, miles of every sort of difficulty through an awe-inspiring collection of geologic formations. Toss in some frontier history and one of the coolest railway lines in the country, and there's something for everyone. Apparently it's also a great family destination, with pool and miniature water park, but we've come twice in the mid-season and never saw a child anywhere.

Visited May 2013
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Clintwood, Virginia
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“Grand Canyon of the South”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

I visit the Breaks Interstate Park multiple times per year.I reside in the county on the Virginia side that is home to the park.The park has a beautiful gorge,hiking trails for every level,a hotel,Two beautiful cabins available for the night or by the week.The staff in the park are second to none to make your visit and experience .If you are in far Southwest Virginia this is a must see.

Visited May 2013
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Albion, Michigan
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“Grand Canyon of the South”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This whole area is one of my many favorites when traveling through Kentucky and Virginia.

The Breaks Interstate Park, is located in southeastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia at the northeastern terminus of Pine Mountain.

The Breaks is the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi River, through which the Russell Fork river and the CSX Transportation Kingsport Railway run. It is accessed by Virginia State Route 80, between Haysi, Virginia and Elkhorn City, Kentucky, and passes through the community of Breaks, Virginia east of the park.

Bountiful in nature, the rich color from the foliage, the mountains on the horizon and the sky over head. It has to be one of the most peaceful place to set back, relax and take in all the splendor.

If you plan on a trip south, this is one of those “must see” places.

You can see most of this area along the road without entering the park and paying the enterance fee.

Visited September 2012
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Detroit, Michigan
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“Great place for family fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is such a great place to bring your family. The view, the people and the fun. I have been coming here for years. You can camp or rent a room. Either way you will love it. You will think you went to heaven when you go to the lookouts. In some parts you can see VA and KY. They also have a pool open in the summer. So the kids will have a blast

Visited August 2012
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Scottsville, Kentucky
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“Breaks Interstate Park”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I cant find fault with the scenery at Breaks. Its beautiful. Whats not so beautiful is the bath houses. We saw "A" bathhouse and "D" bathhouse. They were both sad. The water drips or runs from numerous faucets. The toilets rock on the floor. One had what I called a water hazard at the base.The shower faucets run a while then stop. One of The shower drains in "D" was stopped up.There is a container on the wall for liquid soap but its empty. Some of the stall doors are difficult to lock AND unlock. The maintenance room in both bath houses was unlocked and looked like something fit for halloween.It would be bad if a child was to wander into these maintenance rooms as the electric panels are uncovered and are down right dangerous.
Throughout the park water drips or runs incessantly from numerous faucets.
I am going to try emailing VA and Ky parks dept. The bulk of the park is in Va.

Visited October 2012
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