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 at Blackwater Falls State Park 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. Blackwater Falls is near Canaan Valley Resort State Park.
You’ll find good food at the Smokehouse Restaurant (onsite), comfortable accommodations, and WiFi access if you must stay in touch while you're relaxing at Blackwater Falls. Visit the park website for park maps, events, online reservations and deals.