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Blackwater Falls State Park

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

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“Home of the famous amber waterfalls”

Located in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County, Blackwater Falls State Park is named for the amber waters of Blackwater Falls, a 57-foot cascade tinted by the tannic acid of fallen hemlock and red spruce needles. The park has 20 miles of hiking trails, the longest sledding magic carpet on the East Coast in the winter, and a comfortable lodge.

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Reviewed by
yoderbarbie

  • 32 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
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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Reviewed by
katie.haught

  • 12 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
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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Reviewed by
scottfree43

  • 65 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
April 27, 2023

We stayed in the campground and it was great. The sites are well spaced, only need a little leveling, and there is a nice clean bathroom. There are many trails of all kinds in the park, which has several waterfalls. The nearby Lodge is a full service hotel with a good restaurant and lovely views. We had an excellent dinner there. There is a "trading post" store as well near the main Blackwater Falls access. We stayed for two nights and loved it.

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Lesli Peterson

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March 18, 2022
Rated 5.0

Blackwater Falls State Park has over 20 miles of hiking trails, some of which lead to the park’s namesake, the nearly 60-foot waterfall. These falls have an amber coloring to them and are absolutely stunning!

We think a visit to this state park is one of the best things to do in West Virginia!

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sarahsep

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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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Nancy Sewell

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February 02, 2017

BLACKWATER FALLS CAMPGROUND
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
Campsites Rates

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
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Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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14
Max Length
40ft
Season End
October 31
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65
Season Start
Last weekend in April
Last Nightly Rate
20.0
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20.0
Back In RV Sites Count
40
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18
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
36.0
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