“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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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