Adventure Activities

Canyon Rim Zipline

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The park’s latest adventure attraction!

Debuted in the fall of 2017, the Canyon Rim Zipline is truly one of a kind. Spanning along the rim of the Russell Fork River Gorge, the zipline will take our guests to heights unseen. Catch a glimpse of why the gorge is so infamously known as the “Grand Canyon of the South” on over 2,000 feet of line with three different stops. The park has highly trained guides who will assist our guests with safety tips and will make sure they have a ride of a lifetime. A maximum of eight people are allowed per trip, each trip will take anywhere between an hour and an hour and a half. There is currently an age minimum of 4 years old. Weight minimum is 50 lbs and the weight maximum is 250 lbs. Guests will be weighed prior to getting harnessed in for the trip. Price is currently $45 per person, no matter the age.

Please try to arrive about 20 minutes before your reservation. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are highly recommended for a more comfortable ride. Guests are able to make reservations via online on our website (the red “Book Now” button) or you can call our front desk at (276) 865-4413.

Hours of operation:
March 31 – June 30: Friday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm; Monday – Thursday: CLOSED
July 1 – August 31: Thursday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm; Monday – Wednesday: CLOSED
September 1 – October 31: Friday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm; Monday – Thursday: CLOSED
November 1 – November 30: Saturday – Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm; Monday – Friday: CLOSED

Rock Climbing

In the summer of 2016, the Breaks officially opened five different locations throughout the park for avid rock climbers! All locations were hand-picked to give climbers a truly unique experience while impacting surrounding environments as little as possible. While five locations are opened, new routes will be created as prime locations are found! Anchors are already in place, however, the park does not provide climbing equipment.

The park is partnering with Southeast Mountains Guides, LLC to continue creating and elevating the rock climbing experience available at the park.

Southeast Mountain Guides

1617 N KY HWY 11 Campton, KY 41301

email@southeastmountainguides.com

(606) 668-6613

You can download and print our rock climbing waiver here.

For more information about current rock climbing areas, safety/guidelines and tips, please visit Southeast Mountains Guides, LLC’s website, click here.

Climbing routes currently available at the park, click here.

Whitewater Rafting

For the serious adventurer, whitewater rafting is available on the raging rapids of the Russell Fork River. Each Saturday and Sunday during the first four full weekends in October, water is released from the John Flannagan Dam and Reservoir, creating world class rapids on the Russell Fork through the Breaks Gorge. Different sections of the river provide varying levels of difficulty. Rafters will find Class Two and Three rapids closer to the Flannagan Dam area, and rapids up to Class Six through the Breaks Park area on sections of the river where names like “twenty stitches,” “broken nose,” and “triple drop,” give some sense of the adventure to be had here. The gradient of the Russell Fork ranges from five feet per mile to an unbelievable 180 feet per mile. One violent 75-foot stretch, aptly named “El Horrendo,” is considered one of the most difficult in the East.

If you choose to take on the Russell Fork do be cautious; the river can be unkind to all but experienced paddlers. It is known throughout the rafting world as some of the wildest, most difficult whitewater anywhere and is best experienced with a guide or outfitter familiar with the river. The park doesn’t offer boat rentals or guided rafting, but many outfitters visit the Russell Fork each October to provide those services. Those interested in riding the rapids should locate an outfitter and plan their excursion ahead of time.

Our friends at Kentucky Whitewater offer river adventures during October weekends, and throughout much of the year.

For more information about their whitewater excursions, other available whitewater experiences, or to learn more about Kentucky Whitewater, click here.

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