Cozy Fall Escapes

Fall is a magical time in the Mountain State. As the leaves begin to change and the air becomes crisp, gather the whole family to make unforgettable seasonal memories at a West Virginia state park.

Blackwater Falls State Park

Considered one of the most iconic, photographed spots in West Virginia, Blackwater Falls State Park offers visitors the perfect scenic escape during the fall. Enjoy hikes with the family to Elakala Falls, Lindy Point and Pendleton Point Overlook. After your day outdoors, enjoy a warm meal in the lodge restaurant, The Smokehouse.

Lodge: Perched on Blackwater Canyon’s south rim, the park’s newly renovated lodge provides a sweeping view of the gorge and features a restaurant, conference center, pool and game room

Cabins: Blackwater Falls has 39 fully-furnished cabins set in a wooded area near the lodge. Each is equipped with Wi-Fi, a flat-screen television and bath with shower

Camping: Blackwater Falls offers a 65-unit tent and trailer campground, with individual sites, a bathhouse, laundromat and dumping station.

Watoga State Park

Watoga State Park is West Virginia’s largest state park. With over 10,000 acres of sprawling forest, Watoga has endless recreational activities and some of the most popular campgrounds and cabins in the state.

Cabins: Nestled into a gorgeous backdrop, Watoga’s classic and vacation cabins are open year-round, and legacy cabins are available April through October. Depending on standard or modern type, the cabins can accommodate between two and eight people.

Camping: Watoga Has two campgrounds available. The Beaver Creek Campground has 38 units, including 12 electric hookups. The Riverside Campground has 50 units with 38 electric hookups. 

Lost River State Park

Tucked away in the wooded mountains of Hardy County in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, Lost River State Park is comprised of 3,934 acres, making it an ideal getaway for nature lovers and those looking to take a break from the daily grind. Visitors are drawn to the park’s secluded lodging, historical ties to the Civil War and abundance of trails – one of which leads to the iconic Cranny Crow overlook – the perfect view for fall foliage.

Cabins: Lost River has 26 cozy cabins with modern amenities available for guests. Classic and vacation cabins are available all year, and legacy cabins are available from April through October.

Camping: The park has two primitive campsites including one horse-friendly site. There are also three additional campsites near the upper shelter No. 2 area.

North Bend State Park

Found among the Mid-Ohio Valley’s rolling hills, lakes and streams, North Bend State Park offers a multitude of recreational facilities in a beautiful scenic setting.  While the park is open year-round, fall is an especially wonderful time to visit the picturesque park. Home to miles of beautiful hiking trails and abundant wildlife, the park is best known for the 72-mile North Bend Rail Trail.

Lodge: North Bend’s 29-room lodge sits atop atop a breezy ridge and overlooks the woodland river valley below. It has 29 guest rooms, a full-service restaurant, meeting space and conference rooms, and a gift shop stocked with souvenirs.

Cabins: Lost River has 26 cozy cabins with modern amenities available for guests. Classic and vacation cabins are available all year, and legacy cabins are available from April through October.

Camping: The park has two primitive campsites including one horse-friendly site. There are also three additional campsites near the upper shelter No. 2 area.

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