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Campground Rates and Information

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BLACKWATER FALLS CAMPGROUND

CamperBlackwater Falls State Park has a 65-unit tent and trailer campground with individual sites and a centrally located bathhouse with hot showers, Laundromat and a dumping station. A total of 30 sites have electric hookups. Campsite pedestals are 30 amp service.

The campground is open from the last weekend in April through October 31 annually with a maximum camping period of two weeks. Reservations are accepted for twenty of Blackwater Falls' campsites from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • One tent or camping unit per site.
  • Pets permitted on a leash
  • Ice and firewood sales
  • Playground located near Pendleton Lake Recreation Area
  • Bathhouse and shower facilities
  • Reservations available Memorial Day to Labor Day on twenty designated electric sites only

Campsites Rates

Per night fee

Electric only

 $23

Standard sites w/o electric

 $20

Handling fee for advanced reservations

 $5

Advanced reservations will be secured with VISA, Master Card, American Express or Diners Club. Reservations are recommended during summer months.

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CAMPGROUND MAP

To download a campground map in .pdf format, click here

CAMPGROUND RESERVATION INFORMATION

Twenty of the 65 sites are designated and available for seasonal reservations. Reservations may be made by mail, phone, or in person up to two (2) days in advance and must be secured by payment of a deposit for the entire rental fee, plus a $5.00 handling charge. Payment of the deposit may be made by personal check, money order or accepted credit cards. The deposit must be received in accordance with instructions given by the park office at the time the reservation is made.

  • Reservations will be taken beginning February 15.
  • Only MAIL-IN reservations will be taken from February 15 - March 14.
  • Reservations postmarked before February 15 will be returned.
  • Phone Reservations will be taken beginning March 15 between 8 AM - 4 PM.
  • Walk-in reservations will be taken beginning April 1 and filled subject to availability.
  • ADA accessible sites will be rented on a first come, first serve basis to the general public following the handicap preference period which is from February 15 - March 15.
  • A minimum of two (2) nights, up to a maximum of fourteen (14) nights, is required when making a reservation.

CAMPSITE RENTAL APPLICATON

Download and print an internet campground application here

CANCELLATION INFORMATION

Cancellations of campsite rentals must be made within seven days of the reservation. Cancellations result in the a refund of the deposit less the first night campsite fee and the $5 handling fee forfeited on all cancellations. If campsite cancellations occur seven days or less in advance, no refunds are issued. 

CAMPING GUIDELINES

  • Campsite number will not be guaranteed; however, every effort will be made to assign the campsite requested.
  • Only one camping unit per site is permitted.
  • Camping reservation season begins the Friday before Memorial Day and ends Labor Day.
  • Campsites that are not reserved shall be rented on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Campers must register before occupying a site.
  • One responsible person (18 years or older) shall be at each rented campsite and is answerable for the actions and safety of the campsite occupants and liable for any damages caused by them.
  • Campsites shall be vacated by noon on the day the campsite rental expires.
  • No objects may be driven into any tree, shrub, rock, sign, building or other object or structure in a state campground.
  • Trenching or digging is prohibited.
  • Not more than 2 motor vehicles are permitted on a campsite.
  • Not more than one camping unit per site, except for immediate family members can have two small tents in addition to main unit with prior approval of park superintendent.
  • Quiet hours are in effect from 10 PM to 7 AM. Generators shall not be operated during these hours.

BICYCLE SAFETY

No bicycle may be ridden in campgrounds after dark, unless it is equipped with lights on both front and rear and they are turned on. Anyone age 15 and under must wear a helmet when riding a bicycle on the park as directed by WV State Law.

PETS

Pets are permitted in the campground but must be on leash not more than 10 feet in length.  

SPECIAL RATES

Senior Citizens Rates.  WV residents and non-residents who have reached their 60th birthday are eligible for senior discounts and will receive a 10% discount on camping rates year-round with proof of age. Individuals receiving a Senior Citizen rate receive this rate only when the campsite is for their personal use. 

WV Residents.

Senior Citizen Resident Rate.  WV resident seniors who have reached their 62nd birthday will receive a 50% discount on camping rates from the day after Labor Day until 4 days prior to Memorial Day. Individuals receiving a Senior Citizen rate receive this rate only when the campsite is for their personal use. 

Totally and permanently disabled

West Virginia residents who are totally and permanently disabled are entitled to a 50% reduction on campground rental fees from the day after Labor Day until 4 days prior to Memorial Day.

To qualify for this discount, eligible persons must submit an application, certification of state residency, and a disability form to the Chief of WV State Parks. Verified applicants will receive a permanent disability campground discount card via mail. Cards are not issued by individual parks or forests.

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