Visitors to Breaks Park will find opportunities for new activities during the 2015 season, including lodging packages with whitewater rafting excursions, and elk tours.
Through a partnership with Kentucky Whitewater, Breaks Park is now offering guests an opportunity to experience the excitement of rafting on the Russell Fork River during select weekends in March, April, and May.
The Russell Fork River is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts across the United States, and this is the first time outfitter services have been offered as part of a lodging package at the park, said Breaks Park Superintendent Austin Bradley.
The excursion offered by Kentucky Whitewater begins at Ratliff Hole and will end at Elkhorn City, giving participants the experience of rafting in up to Class 3 rapids. The cost is $50 per participant, and anyone who books an excursion will receive a 10 percent discount on lodging at the park.
Beginning in April, elk tours will also be held on select weekends.
Breaks Park officials have worked with land owners and members of the local chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to coordinate tours during the spring and fall, which are the most popular viewing times for elk. Calves usually arrive in the Spring, and Fall is the best time to hear the bulls’ bugle call, Bradley said.
Several elk tours are scheduled for evenings in April and May, and August through November. Tickets are $30 for adults, and $15 for children 12 and under.
For additional information about these recreational opportunities, or to book a whitewater package or reserve seats for an elk tour, call Breaks Park at (276) 865-4413 ext. 3201.
Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky – Virginia border and is accessed by State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres and is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, please visit www.BreaksPark.com.