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 spring through fall, weather permitting. Beginning each November 1, the non-electric loop (sites 31-65) and shower houses close for the winter; Sites 1-30 are open for primitive camping.

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

30 of the sites include an electric hookup

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

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