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The Landscape of Wonderful West Virginia: Blackwater Falls

Stories and history of the lands of West Virginia

Black Water Falls

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Blackwater Falls information

"Located in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County, Blackwater Falls State Park is named for the amber waters of Blackwater Falls, a 57-foot cascade tinted by the tannic acid of fallen hemlock and red spruce needles. The falls, along with a few of the park’s other features like Elakala Falls, Lindy Point and Pendleton Point Overlook, are some of the state’s most photographed spots." - Blackwater Falls State Park website

The Blackwater Falls State Park is a protected area for several species of trees: red spruce, hemlock, birch, beech, maple and cherry.  The area became a state park in 1937 and a National park in 1955. The park was only open during the day until the mid 50's when cabins, a lodge and a dammed lake for fishing. 
 

https://wvstateparks.com/park/blackwater-falls-state-park/