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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.

walking
10 days ago

Very easy "hike" with great views of Blackwater Canyon valley.

Easy, short trail with breathtaking views at the point. Would be a fantastic hike in the fall once the leaves reach their peak colors. Definitely a great hike for a beginner but views that anyone will enjoy.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail off blackwater falls. We started at Cabin 13 and walked it down to Elakala trail that leads to Blackwater lodge. Neat rock structure, moderate hike, few little streams along the way.

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful view of the falls. Easy trail and easy terrain.

hiking
24 days ago

Gorgeous view from overlook. A little side trail to left shortly after first wooden bridge that takes you down over hill to river for some beautiful pics. Took our dog and she loved the hike and along with some spots for her to play in water

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice views of falls. Short. Boardwalk hike. Had whole place to ourselves on a thurs am 8:00