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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.

Beautiful view, easy to get to. Go for the sunset.

I like this view even better than Blackwater Falls! Easy, wide flint rock trail with some rocks/roots, but after a rain there would be areas of the trail that are standing water. The view is worth it!

Enter Blackwater Falls State Park and drive eastward along the north rim, past the lodge, and continue on a narrow paved road until you see a sign for 4x4 traffic only. There is a small, four car, parking area and a small sign for Lindy Point Overlook. The trail from the road to the overlook is about 12 minutes along a heavily-travelled dirt path. The overlook is stone surrounded by a heavy wooden fence and offers a panoramic view of the gorge. Second only to the waterfall at the western end of the gorge, Lindy Point is the best view.

hiking
17 days ago

This is a beautiful state park where the main attraction is the waterfalls at the head of the gorge but with several viewing overlooks nearby. Follow the park signs to the falls and park in the paved parking lot. You'll hear the falls from there. Walk to the lowest point of the parking lot where you'll see the trail leading down to the falls. Although it's a gradual descent, there are stairs so it's not handicapped accessible. However, there is a handicapped accessible viewpoint near the lodge on the north side or the gorge. The trail down to the falls is a long set of wooden steps providing several good viewpoints for photography. The lowest viewing area is near the base of the falls where you'll feel the mist. Other viewpoints along the gorge include Pendleton Point (paved parking lot with 1 minute walk to view), behind the Blackwater Lodge (3 minute walk to view), and Lindy Point Overlook (15 minute walk to the view). This is an excellent park for those who like waterfalls and gorge views but can't or don't want to walk very far.

walking
18 days ago

my gps went down as i came within thirty miles out, and so i had to rely on my instincts.

which meant i stopped and asked for directions. but, awesome place.

and there's definitely an interesting read listed on the little kiosk they have just before the water fall.

very nice trail. Trail is marked but there are several other path that are not trails. Couple waterfalls on this trail.

More of a little walk then of a hike but the waterfall is very beautiful

walking
2 months ago

Not a hike - just a little walk. Beautiful view of the falls, though!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Short hike down stairs to a great view of Blackwater Falls.

2 months ago

Pretty. Nowhere to hike really.

Sloppy trail this time of year, but the view is spectacular!

Worth the time.

Easy hike, fantastic view.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy with small children. Did multiple hikes in the park. All trails are very well kept and marked.