Blackwater Falls Camping


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. This area is one of the most photographed sites in West Virginia. Campers visiting the park can enjoy activities like hiking, biking, fishing and so much more.

Campground Seasons & Dates

The campground is open late April through October 31, weather permitting. Sites 1-30 are open for primitive camping.

Note: All campsites at Blackwater Falls are closed for winter 2020/2021 for renovations and upgrades.

Campsites can be reserved online at any time, by phone or at the campground office

Reservations may be made for no less than two consecutive nights on weekends (Fri., Sat.) or one night during the week (Sun.-Thurs.)

Visitors may book a maximum of 14 consecutive nights

Campsite Amenities

The campground is home to 65 total tent and trailer sites

All campsites include electric hookups

The park features a centrally-located bathhouse with hot showers, a laundromat and a dumping station

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