Blackwater Falls State Park is a lovely park with a 57-foot waterfall surrounded by photogenic landscapes and lookout points. There are over 20 miles of hiking trails and land for various outdoor recreational activities here.
Blackwater Falls State Park is located in the Allegheny Mountains in Tucker County. The vibrant amber colors of the waterfall, along with the fallen hemlock and red spruce needles, inspired the name of this state park. This state park has an abundance of breathtaking landscapes, and there are many outlook points that are popular among photographers. There are numerous established lookout points around Blackwater Falls. The park is accessible year-round and boasts stunning views no matter the season. Black Water Falls State Park also features the perfect area for sledding and skiing. The park hosts seasonal winter events, including a duct tape cardboard sled race. The park has 20 miles of scenic hiking trails throughout the park, as well. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery and can enjoy seasonal recreational activities. Visitors can find comfortable accommodations at the nearby lodge, cabins, or campsites.
The land here became protected in 1930 after the owners, The West Virginia Power and Transmission Company donated 466 acres to the state park system. The donated land resulted in the opening of the canyon and the beautiful falls. The park was established as a state park in 1937. Since 1955, newly updated renovations included lodging, cabins, fishing facilities have been added to the state park. Visitors can enjoy the lodge, the smokehouse restaurant, and outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, camping, snow sports, nearby attractions, and more. Blackwater Falls State Park is an extraordinary destination for every person that loves the great outdoors.