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Blackwater Falls State Park

1584 Blackwater Lodge Rd., Davis, West Virginia 26260 USA

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Opens Fri 11a
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“Twisting, tumbling amber-colored waters”

Blackwater Falls State Park Is Named For The Falls Of The Blackwater River Whose Amber-Colored Waters Plunge Five Stories Then Twist And Tumble Through An Eight-Mile Long Gorge. These Scenic Falls Are The Centerpiece For The Park And Is The Most Photographed Location In Wv. The High Altitude Location Within The Monongahela National Forest Offers Mild Summer Temperatures And A Variety Of Winter Outdoor Recreation Opportunities. Blackwater Lodge Features 54 Lodge Rooms, The Milton Harr Conference Center, Indoor Pool And Hot Tub, Fitness Center, Wireless Internet And The Blackwater Dining Room. Blackwater Has 26 Fully-Equipped Rental Cabins Complete With Full Size Kitchens, Microwave And Fireplace. These Year-Round Units Vary In Size From Two To Eight Person Size. Blackwater Is Known For Year-Round Outdoor Recreation. Cross Country Skiing And Sledding Are Popular Winter Sports Available On The Park. More Than 10 Miles Of Cross Country Trails Is Maintained Throughout The Winter. The Sled Run And Cross Country Ski Center Is Open From Mid-December Through March 15th Offering Ski Lesson And Equipment Rental. Blackwater Is Only A 15 Minute Drive From Canaan Valley Downhill Ski Resort, Timberline Downhill Ski Resort, And White Grass Cross Country Ski Resort Offering Additional Nearby Winter Outdoor Recreation. Blackwater Offers Paddle Boating, Game Courts, Camping, Panoramic Views And Picnicking As Additional Outdoor Recreation. Mountain Biking And Hiking Are Very Popular Activities At Blackwater And Offer More Than 20 Miles Of Trails With Varying Degrees Of Difficulty. A Nature Center With Organized Activities Such As Guided Interpretive Hikes And Campfire Programs Are Free To Park Guests. Fishing Opportunities Are Available In The Lake But Are A Special Treasure For Those Willing To Brave The Blackwater Canyon Catch And Release Fly Fishing For Trout.

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September 10, 2020
Rated 5.0

Absolutely gorgeous! We got turned around 3.6 miles at Lindy point so just be sure to look for signs they’re just small! It was all worth the views though 10/10.

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May 02, 2019
Rated 5.0

Beautiful!! Easy to find plenty of parking w indoor bathrooms. Waterfall was breathtaking. We had our 1yr old-the stroller made it half way down and we carried him the other half, but you can see the falls most of the way down to it. Super easy trail with 3 young kids. A must see stop!

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February 14, 2019

Absolutely Lovely and dog friendly. for avid hikers I recommend finding one of the trails down below the falls instead (or in addition to) the public access. its a trek for sure not for anyone that isn't used to difficult hiking but we went down to the river and climbed back up towards the falls and it was gorgeous

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Nancy Sewell

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February 02, 2017

CamperBlackwater Falls State Park has a 65-unit tent and trailer campground with individual sites and a centrally located bathhouse with hot showers, Laundromat and a dumping station. A total of 30 sites have electric hookups. Campsite pedestals are 30 amp service.

The campground is open from the last weekend in April through October 31 annually with a maximum camping period of two weeks. Reservations are accepted for twenty of Blackwater Falls' campsites from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

One tent or camping unit per site.
Pets permitted on a leash
Ice and firewood sales
Playground located near Pendleton Lake Recreation Area
Bathhouse and shower facilities
Reservations available Memorial Day to Labor Day on twenty designated electric sites only
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Per night fee

Electric only $25

Standard sites w/o electric $22

Handling fee for advanced reservations $5

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Blackwater Falls State Park

1584 Blackwater Lodge Rd.
Davis, West Virginia
26260 USA


Closed Now
  • Wed: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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