See one of the most photographed sites in West Virginia when you visit Blackwater Falls State Park! Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County, this 2,300-acre park features the beautiful Blackwater Falls, which gets its name from its tannin-tinted waters. The best part is, this pawsome park welcomes four-legged visitors, so load up your pup and hit the road for an unfurgettable experience with Fido!
The 60-foot falls, which are the main attraction of the park, can be seen from various viewing platforms all year round. To get to the main viewing area, take the Blackwater Falls Boardwalk Trail. Starting at the Trading Post parking area, this 0.25-mile trail will have you and Fido descending more than 200 steps to an observation deck beside the falls. For an easier route, follow the Gentle Trail instead. Spanning 0.25 miles, this paved path begins at the parking area across from the maintenance area and leads to the observation deck as well.
Aside from the falls, the park offers several other activities for visitors to enjoy throughout the year. Curious and energetic puppers will be pleased to know that there are over 20 miles of trails to explore here—don't forget to pick up your hiking guides at the park office! You and your furry BFF can also go geocaching, boating, and camping. The campground contains 65 tent and trailer sites, about half of which have electric hookups.
For pups who are used to the finer things in life, the park has pet-friendly cabins as well. Nestled in a wooded area not far from the lodge, the cabins are fully furnished and come with amenities such as Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and shower baths.
Whichever parts of the park you find yourselves in, always keep your canine pal on a leash and clean up after them. Discover the rugged natural beauty of West Virginia with your furry BFF at Blackwater Falls State Park!