Blackwater Falls State Park

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Blackwater Falls State Park


Location:2 miles southwest of Davis off WV 32.
Facilities:65 standard campsites (30 with electrical hookups), 26 deluxe cabins, 54-room lodge (with restaurant, game room, and swimming pool), picnic areas, picnic shelter, snack bar, hiking trails (20+ miles), swimming beach, bathhouses, boat rentals, ski trails (10+ miles), toboggan run, warming hut, game courts, playgrounds, nature center, scenic vistas, gift shops.
Activities:Camping, boating, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, cross-country skiing, sledding, tennis, nature and recreation programs (year round).
Special Features:Several vantage points on the edge of the gorge offer panoramic views of Blackwater River's spectacular waterfalls. The name blackwater refers to the amber-colored waters, which are a result of tannic acid from fallen hemlock and red spruce needles.
Address:PO Drawer 490
Davis, WV 26260

Phone:304-259-5216
Web: www.blackwaterfalls.com
Size: 1,688 acres.

See other parks in West Virginia.
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Friends of Blackwater -- $2,500 for an education and outreach project on rare flora and fauna of Blackwater Falls State Park.
Blackwater Falls State Park, set amid the Allegheny Mountains and near the Monongahela National Forest, has a lodge, cabins, campsites, horseback riding, and scenic overlooks.
One of the greater tragedies in West Virginia recently was the sale of a good portion of Blackwater Canyon, a beautiful piece of forested land abutting Blackwater Falls State Park and the Monongahela National Forest, to a logging company.
Within easy driving distance of Canaan Valley Resort are numerous other natural wonders including Smoke Hole Caverns, Dolly Sods, Seneca Rocks, and Blackwater Falls.