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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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19 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.5 Access
4.7 Location
4.7 Cleanliness
3.9 Site Quality
4.2 Noise

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Reviewed by
yoderbarbie

  • 32 Reviews
  • 5 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
Rated

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
Campendium

March 21, 2016
Rated

There are two cute towns here, Davis and in particular Thomas, West Virginia, where the types of coffee shops, bars and restaurants rival Asheville, North Carolina more than what one might typically associate with WV.

As to the state park itself, sites on the outside perimeter are well shaded, some right in the forest, and it's a quiet place even when the rest of the park is full of weekenders and their no good fun having children, as all of the spots are significantly spaced out.

While the hike to the waterfall that gives the park its name is probably the primary draw, checkout Lindy Point if you want a relatively easy hike with a big payoff...one of those layers-on-layers type views of mountains and valleys that just seem to go off forever until they disappear into the fading sky.

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Nightly Rate: $20.00

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: -

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
4 Noise

Reviewed by
trijntje

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 01, 2016
Rated

We tented here on what turned out to be a couple of rainy-ish and cold days in October. We pulled in and while the RV (hookup) area was about half full, the tent area (which allowed RVs, just doesn't have hookups) only had two other sites taken. I think the entire time we were there the peak was three campers. Firewood is available.

We set up our camp, hiked the falls, which is a pleasant enough mosey from the campground, and had a lovely and quiet dinner and fire in the nearly-empty campground. The next day was rainy, which turned out not to be a problem because of the lodge! We headed over for breakfast (the buffet was acceptable, but not great) and spent the morning in the large common area full of couches and chairs... and very slow WiFi (but better than none!). By lunchtime we decided to try a hike in the rain and had a fine walk on the trails in and around some of the cabins near the lodge. Trails were well blazed. We passed No. People.

Temps fell well below freezing overnight (the rain drops froze on the tent) but we had no problems and it was very quiet and pleasant. The bathroom was large, heated, had a power outlet I took over, and had at least 4-5 hot showers which were free to campers! A whisper of a cell signal available near the check-in cabin: enough to send a standard (short) text, but not enough for a long one that turns into an MMS message (those failed, but the short ones did get out).

I think the experience might be totally different on a crowded summer weekend, but at this time, with the leaves turning, it was beautiful and quiet and we had a very nice visit.

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Nightly Rate: $20.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 56

5 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 02, 2017
Rated

Campground is electric only, bathrooms were clean and showers in good condition. Site was not very level, but spaced well and large open area on inside of loop drive with central bath house. Access to sites was good with numerous pull through sites.

Quick walk over to the beautiful falls from the campground.

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Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: -

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

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AT&T 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 28, 2017
Rated

My site was level enough for my small campervan. The sites are pretty spacious. You can see other people but distant enough where you cant hear them. Bathroom and showers are well maintained. Staff is friendly.

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Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: -

Site Number: -

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
1 Noise

Reviewed by
leedanna

  • 93 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 18, 2018
Rated

This was our first stay in a state park campground in West Virginia and it was a great stay. Arrived during a steady downpour and rented a cabin for the first night but camped the second night. Two loops - one with electric sites and one without. Very reasonable rates - $25 for electric ($22.50 with senior discount) plus you don’t need a state parks sticker as you do for other states. Rates are also the same for residents and non-residents. Not all sites are level and some are very close together (which would be good for people camping together). Inside sites have no privacy between them; some of the outside sites have some trees offering privacy. Flush toilets and showers plus coin laundry. Bathrooms were clean but although the showers appeared to have new shower heads, they were a bit sketchy looking (shower shoes would be a definite). Very limited cell service but WiFi is available in the lodge and cabins. Great hiking trails.

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Nightly Rate: $22.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 20

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
3 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

October 04, 2020
Rated

No issues checking in: fast and friendly.
5 acre field, with bathhouse smack dab in the middle.
RV sites on either side of a ring road that encircles the bathhouse.
There is another loop of sites, but we did not explore.
No privacy; can see every other site in the ring from your site, but a decent amount of space between sites.
Decent pull-through and back-in sites.
20/30A only.
Non-level site.
Beautiful park, great hiking, gorgeous waterfall and gorge.

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Nightly Rate: $26.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 15

5 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise

Reviewed by
roadtripper32228

  • 13 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 16, 2020
Rated

We enjoyed our stay. Lot of trails within the park. Some sites may have privacy issues but we didn't see it as an issue for us. We got lucky and had an almost dead level site but there are some tricky sites there so choose your site carefully. The roads within the campground are narrow and the sites, which are asphalt, are pretty narrow as well, maybe 10'. There was a 5th wheel across the road from us in a drive through that gave up, they just couldn't get level. Don't know where they went. Every morning and evening there were a number of deer roaming through the park. The bath houses are old but clean. Since there was no wi-fi and sad cell service we went to the lodge and use their wi-fi to download some youtube videos to watch a night.

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Nightly Rate: $30.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 16

4 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise
  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 16, 2021
Rated

We loved the campground and this was our second time camping there-first time was in a tent and this time in our TT. Our site however was not great for our 34’ TT due to the slope of the paved area. It appears they recently ran all new electric for the sites and the bathhouses have been remodeled too. Site 15 is not ideal, but we will head back and choose a different site next time. Our site recommendations - 9 & 53 are both pull throughs and are level and back to woods; 40 is level and near dump station; and 45 & 47 are both back-in sites, but level and back to woods.

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Nightly Rate: $32.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 15

5 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Blackwater Falls State Park

1584 Blackwater Lodge Rd.
Davis, West Virginia
26260 USA
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Back In RV Sites Count
40
Last Nightly Rate
225.0
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
36.0
Lowest Nightly Rate
20.0
Max Length
40ft
Max Stay
14
Pull Through RV Sites Count
18
Season End
October 31
Season Start
Last weekend in April
Sites Count
65
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