We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blackwater Falls State Park

Davis, WV
+1 304-259-5216
Review Highlights
4-Night Weekend in Cabin

We recently spent four nights at Blackwater Falls State Park in one of the two-person cabins. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
Beautiful Country

Wonderful area if you enjoy hiking, swimming and enjoying beautiful landscapes. The area is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Westfield, Wisconsin
Read all 595 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lindy point” (42 reviews)
“state park” (42 reviews)
“trading post” (13 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 06:00 - 22:00
Davis, WV
+1 304-259-5216
Write a Review
Reviews (595)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 595 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently spent four nights at Blackwater Falls State Park in one of the two-person cabins. We had previously stayed in cabins in other WV state parks, but this was our first time in Blackwater. Our cabin was one of the original cabins built in...More

Thank Broderipii
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful area if you enjoy hiking, swimming and enjoying beautiful landscapes. The area is beautiful, waterfalls plentiful and curvy roads. If you enjoy the challenge of driving this is the place for you, the mountains make this a true pleasure.

Thank DBTraveler01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great falls in a natural setting with mountain lookouts throughout the park. How much can you say to get 100 characters

Thank linkphilly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk down some steps to view a fabulous waterfalls. An easy walk with a boardwalk the whole way. There's a campground for those who want to spend some more time there.

Thank Edmund1138
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip to visit an old friend in Nashville, we decided to make it a week long road trip. After a stop in the historic and scenic town of Harpers Ferry we traveled a little West to Blackwater State Park (we stayed at...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this park. Blackwater falls was gorgeous. Also walked to a beautiful overview, Lindy Point. I highly recommend this beautiful view. We walked Blackwater Rail Trail and saw the coke ovens and Douglas Falls. All in all, a beautiful park.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Blackwater Falls many times and during all seasons. I am never disappointed. The falls are easy to get to and with each visit I wish I could spend more time there. There are many stopping points along the path to the...More

1  Thank BuckeyeTraveler1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stopped on our way to Canaan Valley, to enjoy the falls. We walked all 200 steps to the falls and it was well worth the view.

Thank Dene S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Black Water Falls is one of WV's best parks. The Falls are beautiful but so much more to explore. Great hiking trails and scenic overlooks.

Thank Zach D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at one of the Blackwater Falls State Park cabins on the South End recently, and found the cabin to be very nice. It was very clean, and very roomy. We enjoyed the fireplace in the living room. The cabins are nicely spaced apart...More

Thank fishercs
Nearby Restaurants
Sirianni's Cafe
362 reviews
2.36 km away
146 reviews
4.33 km away
White Grass Cafe
31 reviews
7.87 km away
Hellbender Burritos
311 reviews
2.38 km away
Nearby Attractions
Purple Fiddle
68 reviews
4.18 km away
Mountain State Brewing Co.
13 reviews
3.51 km away
WVHighlands Artisan Gallery
17 reviews
2.36 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hello! I will be taking my first trip to WV next month and am looking forward to visiting Black Water Falls and Dolly Sods. I will be staying in Davis. Are both of these places easy to drive to and park? Also, dog friendly? I will have my four year old pup with me who is quite the climber/hiker. Any suggestions on favorite spots, wildlife to look for, etc. is much appreciated!
28 March 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Kim W | Reviewed this property |
Blackwater Falls is beautiful. There are other trails, some with beautiful vistas. About Dolly Sods, it is a hike in, hike out type of place. There is a gravel road that surrounds the area. It would be beautiful for a... More
Considering a day trip for walking/hiking to the falls with the family. I have a 5 year-old and a 3 year-old who are both pretty adventurous, but I was wondering if anyone has brought kids along on the hike to the falls. It's hard to gauge the level of difficulty from the reviews with regards to little ones. Thanks!
29 September 2016|
Answer Show all 14 answers
Response from LARRY B | Reviewed this property |
The hike is full of narrow paths Weekend can be crowded with lots of tour buses The shuttle bus stopped running from one end of tail to other Hope that feedback helps
bonnie w
What about pets on the hiking trails
24 September 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from bbrogden | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of steps on the main trail of your pet can handle the steps I say go for it. The smaller trails I am not so sure of they can be narrow.