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Blackwater Falls

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Blackwater Falls - Davis, West Virginia

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   Blackwater Falls State Park is one of the most popular parks in West Virginia. The grounds, surrounding the amber tinted Blackwater River and the main falls (Blackwater Falls), highlight Elakala Falls - Davis, West Virginia one of the most beautiful waterfall settings in the state. The park is situated at the northern edge of the Monongahela National Forest and the Cheat Mountain Range. Blackwater Canyon extends eight miles through the park and offers wonderful views of the canyon at Lindy Point. Trails are woven into both sides of the gorge, leading to scenic views of Elakala Falls of Shay Run and Pendleton Falls.
   The rugged, heavily wooded park is just one of the countless recreation areas and state parks found in the Monongahela Forest. Here, visitors may enjoy biking, hunting, fishing, climbing, winter sports and scenic drives. Blackwater Falls Park also offers camping, mountain biking, 20 miles of backcountry trails, and nearly 2500 acres of wild and wonderful West Virginia landscapes.

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