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Regional Map

BREAKS INTERSTATE PARK                         276-865-4413
P. O. Box 100, Breaks, VA  24607                                                  

DIRECTIONS: 7 miles east of Elkhorn City, Ky:  8 miles north of Haysi, VA.  Park is on VA-KY state line.  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Includes 1600 foot gorge, created by Big Sandy River, known as Grand Canyon of the South.  5 scenic overlooks, visitor center and historical displays.

The 4,500-acre park features an Olympic-size pool, a 12-acre lake with paddleboats and fishing, hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain biking, picnic areas, camping and cabin areas, a lodge, restaurant and amphitheater.

PARKING:  20 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.  At overlooks, amphitheater, restaurant, motel, shelter and pool.

TYPE OF PATHS:  Some may have steep grades requiring assistance for persons in wheelchairs.

ENTRANCE TO VISITOR CENTER:  Doors easily open.  Handles clearly marked in contrasting color.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Located at Shelter #6.  No turns to enter.  Stalls have doors opening in, and are checked regularly for obstructions.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are signs in large print, with contrasting background, printed on a non-glossy surface.  There is increased wattage lighting in dining and meeting areas.

LODGING: In the Lakefront Cabins & Woodland Cottages, there is a two-bedroom cabin that is accessible and can comfortably sleep 6. It has a stone fireplace with gas logs, a washer, dryer and fully equipped kitchen. Each living area features a flat screen TV with DVD player, a pull out sofa and two recliners. The bedrooms are also furnished with flat screen TVs.

PICNIC AREAS:  8 shelters.  Picnic areas have 8-9 tables for guests in wheelchairs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Credit cards:  V, MC, AE and DS.  Hours:

Fees: A $2 day-use fee per car for admittance; $10 per bus (15-passenger or more). Season gate passes may be purchased at the Park Visitor Center for $26.


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