Blackwater Falls State Park, USA (with Map & Photos)

Blackwater Falls Park is a State Park in the Allegheny Mountains, in Tucker County, West Virginia, in the United States. The centerpiece of the park is a 19-meter cascade of waterfalls where the Blackwater River flows through the Canney Valley to Blackwater Canyon.

Blackwater Falls State Park
Blackwater Falls State Park

The second most attractive is the cascade of waterfalls Elakala. These are some of the most photographed locations in the state. The name of the river is translated from English as "black water" because of the dark color caused by tannins.

Blackwater Falls State Park
Blackwater Falls State Park

The park is located about three kilometers southeast of the city of Davis. It covers an area of ​​954 hectares. The local mountain forests are home to red spruce, Canadian hemlock and eastern hemlock. Other important plant species in the park are yellow birch, American beech, red maple and black cherry.