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Blackwater Falls State Park Davis

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Blackwater Falls State Park
Blackwater Falls State Park
Drawer 490
Davis
WV
26260
Tel: 304.259.5216

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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.
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    Blackwater Falls was a great experience. The amber colored water was a sight to see. The falls itself was 57' high but there was another falls that you could see from an overlook off the side of the road on your way to the cabin area that was even more remarkable as it spanned the entire mountainside! We rented a cabin and it was spaced very considerately among others which was great. The reason why I gave it 4 stars (I would give it 4.5 if I could) was the fact that the bed was very uncomfortable.

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    We had a great time on our second trip to Blackwater Falls. We tent-camped two nights on the non-electric loop. It's the end of July, but the weather at the park was comfortably cool and there were no mosquitoes. The facilities were clean and the staff constantly circulated to keep the trash cans empty. While we were there, a little bear came to scrounge the nearly empty cans. He took no interest in the campers at all and moved on once everyone had time to get their cameras out and take pictures. The trails were beautiful and lined with blueberries...Read More

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    Cozy, well-maintained cabin, with a full woodshed. Great sledding, views, and x-c skiing. We had a good dinner at the lodge one night, but there's really too much natural beauty to spend the daylight hours indoors.

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    I love to go see you have to be able to good time to go a ahead Blackwater's? :-D

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    My husband and I had a lovely stay at the park, renting out one of their cabins. It was clean and well furnished and the park in general was beautiful. The lodge is well worth eating at as well. I would definitely recomend a stay to anyone who enjoys nature.

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by Kayla Park

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We had a great time on our second trip to Blackwater Falls. We tent-camped two nights on the non-electric loop. It's the end of July, but the weather at the park was comfortably cool and there were no mosquitoes. The facilities were clean and the staff constantly circulated to keep the trash cans empty. While we were there, a little bear came to scrounge the nearly empty cans. He took no interest in the campers at all and moved on once everyone had time to get their cameras out and take pictures. The trails were beautiful and lined with blueberries and huckleberries. The falls were lovely, despite the deceptively muddy looking tea color of the water from which, I take it, the falls get their name. Buy the wood. It's the right thing to do and a dollar cheaper than town. We loved West Virginia and the parks.

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