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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. Youll 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. Blackwater Falls offers a seasonal variety of overnight packages. Our special events and weekends, and other discounts or deals are posted under the Events/Deals tab.

on Blackwater Falls

16 days ago

Very short and easy walk for some beautiful views.

Within a series of trails at blackwater falls. Very beautiful in the snow. The lodge/convention center near the trail also has a restaurant.

Wonderful park. Well marked trails, but all intersect making it easy to stray off planned track. We saw multiple deer during the short hike. Beautiful bridges and with snow looks like a winter wonderland.

Not as much of a hike as about 200 stairs to the falls. Incredible view and worth a stop.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a nice place. First thing we seen when we arrived were tons of Canadian Geese. We went on a weekday and nothing was open. We were the only ones there and we had a difficult time figuring out which trail we should stay on. We went off track and went deep into the forest above the Lake. Great views.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a beautiful place. The trail itself is mostly steps built to get views of the falls. There are other trails in the park so this is a must to see but for hiking visit the other trails. This has the best photo opportunities. Definitely recommend. Driving thru the park we seen quite a bit of deer walking and eating along the road.

hiking
2 months ago

5 stars for scenery, but was very easy trail to do almost just like walking steps. We made it a little more interesting by going off the stairs part. Did it early on a Monday morning and nobody was there. Beautiful falls though, well worth seeing.

hiking
2 months ago

Was a very nice hike with a lots of forest scenery. It was a little confusing when you started to follow the yellow markers that turned into the red, then blue. All in all still worth the effort.

Really enjoyed this hike. It is easy and scenic.

A nice hike with a lot of scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little out and back hike... Interesting vegetation, beautiful forest. Won't rock your world or anything but nice little relaxing hike in a beautiful, easily accessible area.

on Blackwater Falls

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

I've been here in all four seasons. Winter is probably my favorite - even though there's a risk the trail might be closed. The water and snow are breathtaking.

It was a beautiful trail. Great for the kids and our 2 year old loved it.

Great view

hiking
4 months ago

Starts at the Dobbin House Trail and then splits into Pase Point. The trail starts at the Nature center which has restrooms, beverages for sale, and paddle boat/canoe rentals. The trail is lovely and the overlook at the end is a great place for a good sit before heading back.

Breathtaking

hiking
5 months ago

The Falls are beautiful.
It's a pretty easy walk down, but be careful it the steps are wet. They can be quite slick.

hiking
5 months ago

Good interest and nice trail...Hiked in late July - plenty of Rhododendron blooms and berries ripening. (for a side treat follow bushwhaked trail on leftside before trail begins -- nice set of falls after about 1/2 mile)

nature trips
5 months ago

Beautiful falls. While you can't get in the water, you can get close by using the boardwalk, and looking around it would not be safe to climb over the rough terrain to get closer.