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Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis

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Blackwater Falls State Park is located in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County, West Virginia, USA. The centerpiece of the Park is Blackwater Falls, a 62ft cascade where the Blackwater River leaves its leisurely course in Canaan Valley and enters rugged Blackwater Canyon. It is among the most photographed venues in the state and appears on calendars, stationery, advertisements of all kinds and, most famously, on jigsaw puzzles. The River is named for its tannins-darkened water.GeographyBlackwater Falls State Park is located about two miles southeast of the town of Davis. It protects of red spruce and eastern hemlock upland forest. The FallsThe "Great Falls" of Blackwater River drop about 62ft at the head of Blackwater Canyon. The major ledge is composed of Connoquenessing sandstone of the Middle Pottsville Formation. The Falls are usually cited as the highest above-ground falls (there are higher cave falls) in the state. A rocky prominence near the center of the Falls divides its waters into a distinctive formation, rendering its images instantly recognizable. In winter, the Falls often ice over completely. A broad trail descends about 320ft from the Falls parking lot to a wooden walkway and overlook, while a much steeper trail extends beyond to the basin below the Falls. On the opposite (west) side of the river, a longer trail ("Gentle Trail") also accesses the Falls from a higher vantage point.
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  • This was not a planned stop and ended up being one of our favorites. We hiked some trails and felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. We saw 3 deer close to us and they could of cared less, jus...  more »
  • An amazing set of falls, with beautifully maintained facilities and trails. Has a wonderful snack bar, and good facilities. A local music group was performing during our visit, and there was a good cr...  more »
  • Variety of trails for all skill levels of all ages. Picture of blackwater river. Take your camera and water bottles.  more »
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  • I've been going here since I was young. It's a great place for anyone looking to relax and get away. Renting a cabin is definitely the way to go. I'd recommend the older cabins, as they're closer to the trails. I also love going into the nearby towns to shop. A very relaxing vacation and beautiful getaway!
  • Great views, awesome trails and activities. The nature center is a great stop for the kids too. The cabins are nice and so is the campground.
  • Love this place. However the people running the gift shop were very rude. Rushing people out of shopping so they could close in time.. Not very happy about that
  • Love this place. Have visited it often and will continue. If you've been there ​before and ha ven't checked out Lindy Point, it is a must see. Gorgeous view!
  • Beautiful place. Hiking trails. Gift shop