Welcome to Pike County

Pikeville-Pike County Tourism Commission
781 Hambley Blvd., Pikeville, KY 41501
606-432-5063 or 800-844-7453 www.tourpikecounty.com

Pike County, which is the largest county in Kentucky in terms of land mass, was founded in 1821 and was named for General Zebulon Pike, the explorer who discovered Pikes Peak. Between 1860 and 1891 the Hatfield-McCoy feud raged in Pike and is still considered to be the worlds most famous feud. Today, the Hatfield - McCoy Feud Driving Tour and the annual Hatfield - McCoy Heritage Weekend provide much insight into the history of the Hatfield - McCoy feud.

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Attractions
  • Events
  • Accommodations
  • Campgrounds
fishtrap-lake-state-park-kyAppalachian Marina
Carries commercial shipping, primarily coal mined in the immediate region. Throughout it’s length, the Big Sandy forms the boundary line between Kentucky and West Virginia.
Fishtrap Lake, KY 1789
606-432-6894

Breaks Interstate Park, “Grand Canyon of the South”
4,600 acre park on the KY/VA border has the largest canyon east of the Mississippi. Untouched beauty reaches more than 5 miles, 1,600 feet deep and is estimated to be 250 million years old. Hiking trails, scenic overlooks, lodge, cottages, biking and camping are all part of the adventure that awaits visitors.
Elkhorn City
800-982-5122

Fishtrap Lake State Park
1,130 acres, boating, camping, picnic shelters, playground, fishing, marina and hiking trails.
606-437-7496 or 800-844-7453

Mountain Pub-Links Golf Course
Featuring 18 holes.
KY 2061 & KY 194
606-437-0339

Pine Mountain Hiking Trail
A unique 28 mile linear state park beginning at the trail head off Patty Loveless Drive in Elkhorn City continuing through Breaks Interstate Park.
606-432-5063

Russell Fork River
Great trout fishing year round, whitewater rafting, rated as one of the top rafting rivers in the country with up to Class V rapids created by drops in elevation of up to 350 ft. forming falls, rapids, pools and twists, every weekend in October.
606-432-5063

 

eastern-kentucky-exposition-centerArtists Collaborative Theatre, Inc. (ACT)
Appalachian based company committed to quality productions and educational programming.
Elkhorn City
606-754-4228
www.act4.org

East Kentucky Exposition Center
Brings premier entertainment to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, home of the East Kentucky Drillers professional football team.
606-444-5500
www.ekydrillers.com

Elkhorn City Railroad Museum
Take a step back in time as you survey memorabilia from the last 100 years or more of rail history.
606-754-5080

Hatfield & McCoy Feud Driving Tour
Visit sites where the legendary feud occurred, from the Civil War to the 1890’s, clan leader, Randolph McCoy, and family are buried at Dils Cemetery. CD of driving tour is available for a nominal fee.
606-432-5063

Pike County Artisan Center
Artwork in a variety of media created by local artists.
606-433-0193
www.pikeartisancenter.org

Pikeville Cut Through & Scenic Overlook
The “New York Times” called it “The 8th Wonder of the World”.
US 23
606-432-5063

Pikeville-Pike County Museum
Big Sandy Valley history, including antebellum decades, coal, floods, moving mountains, Hatfield & McCoy Feud and more
Pikeville.
606-218-6050

 


EVENTS

JANUARY - DECEMBER
First Friday Exhibits, Pike County Artisan Center, 606-433-0193

FEBRUARY
Texas Hold’em Tournament, Pikeville, 800-844-7453

APRIL
Hillbilly Days, Pikeville, 800-844-7453 or 606-432-5063
Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Breaks Interstate Park, 800-982-5122

MAY
Apple Blossom Festival, Elkhorn City, 606-432-5063
Bushwhacking on Russell Fork, (Civil War Event), Elkhorn City, 606-754-5080

JUNE
Hatfield-McCoy Heritage Weekend & Hatfield-Marathon, Pikeville, 304-235-5240 or 800-844-7453
Bluegrass Music Festival, Elkhorn City, 606-754-5080

JULY
Hillbilly Christmas In July, Pikeville, www.hillbillychristmasinjuly.org
July Jam, Pikeville City Park, 606-432-5063 or 800-844-7453

OCTOBER
White Water Rafting, every weekend, Elkhorn City, and Breaks Interstate Park, 606-844-7453

NOVEMBER
Mountain Top Lights, Breaks Interstate Park, (thru December), 800-982-5122

 

 

 

 

 

 

pike-county-hotelBrookshire Inn & Suites
123 Alexandra Drive
606-433-0888 or 888-433-1107

Hampton Inn
831 Hambley Blvd.
606-432-8181 or 800-426-7866

Historic Mansion

179 College Street
606-509-0296

Hilton Doubletree
Coming soon!

Holiday Inn Express
800-465-4329 or 606-433-1800

Landmark Inn
606-432-2545

Hatfield & McCoy Lodge at the Riverside
US 23 South
606-432-2188

Super 8 Motel
US 119
606-237-5898

The One Stop
KY 194 E, Phelps
606-456-4200

 

 

 

Breaks Interstate Park
122 sites
KY/VA 80
800-982-5122

Fishtrap Lake

KY 1789
606-432-3443

Grapevine

KY 194
606-437-7496