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Blackwater Falls State Park

1584 Blackwater Lodge Road

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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.

The "black" water is a result of tannic acid from fallen hemlock and red spruce needles. The falls are one of the most photographed sites in West Virginia.

Blackwater lodge, cabins and restaurant are open year-round and welcome visitors to enjoy winter sled riding, spring greening, cool summer evenings, and autumn foliage.

You'll find good food, comfortable accommodations, and WiFi access if you must stay in touch while you're relaxing at Blackwater Falls.

Our conference facilities host reunions, meetings and special occasions as well as catered banquets and receptions. The indoor guest pool and fitness center is popular with our guests.

Tour buses are always impressed with the magnificent views found at the park in all seasons. There is ample parking and there are no entrance fees. The genuine hospitality you experience at Blackwater Falls is also found Canaan Valley area including the towns of Davis and Thomas, W.Va.


John Cain

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
What a beautiful spot to spend a few hours letting the kids run around out of the car. Not a large playground, but we were not there for that. There were both easy and hard trails. The family had a lot of fun jumping around the rocks, and the scenic views were nice. Also there is a well stocked souvenir store with the usual items and some local interesting ones. So nice, we decided to spend the night. The campground was level and well spaced.

Cheryl Hall

Friday, March 30, 2018
Gorgeous, gorgeous state park. I went with my family last fall. It wasn't overly crowded, which was nice. They have a nice gift shop and concession area. The views are outstanding. There's alot of beauty to see there. The deer were so tame they walked right up to our truck to say hello. We got some beautiful pictures!

Sheri Sullivan

Thursday, May 24, 2018
I didn't stay here this time but look forward to staying in the future. Beautiful place an amazing views. The sitting area was very cozy with a fireplace and the restaurant serves good food at good prices.

Shimla Sukumaran

Saturday, April 7, 2018
The most attractive part of the park is blackwater falls. One of the wonders of nature and yes the water is really black. Some streams of falls appeared to be blackish tea colour and for the first time in my life I marveled at the color of water. The falls are very strong. There are different view points of the falls and they looked amazingly beautiful from each view point. The park is a good hiking area as well. As we visited the park during winter could not make the hiking but really could enjoy the black falls. We didn't face any problem in parking and is free

Cameron Kirk

Friday, June 8, 2018
If you are thinking of going here. Stop. And just go there cause it's awesome. There's a gift shop with all sort of cool stuff but I recommend going straight to the falls first on the amazing trails and board walkingway, be warned there are many, many stairs (if your older). But it is so worth it.. Just take your time and enjoy the beautifulness.

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