Blackwater Falls – Blackwater Falls State Park

We spent a couple of days in the West Virginia Mountain town of Davis this month. Davis was a great little town with nice people and a great little Brewery that specialized in IPAs, Stumptown Ales, right up my alley. Davis is also right at the entrance to Blackwater Falls State Park, another West Virginia Gem.

This photo is the Parks namesake, Blackwater Falls, Blackwater Falls State Park is named for the falls of the Blackwater River, whose amber-colored waters plunge five stories then twist and tumble through an eight-mile long gorge. The “black” water is a result of tannic acid from fallen hemlock and red spruce needles. This shot was after a rainy day in the park and the amber-colored tannins really stood out as the flow was really strong that afternoon.

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  1. Stunning. I love how the waterfall is framed by the rock and the greenery.

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