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Blackwater Falls State Park, WV camping trip

Date: October 6, 2012, Saturday, 9:30 AM
Address: 1584 Blackwater Lodge Road, Davis, WV 26260

Visiting 5 waterfalls and hiking the Balanced Rock.
Autumn leaves will be in peak.

Itinerary:
1. Meeting in front of Lodge at 9:30 AM,
2. Elakala Falls #1 (5-10 min walking from the Lodge),
3. Elakala Falls #2 (~15 min from #1),
4. Back to the street,
5. Hiking to the Balanced Rock (1-2 miles from the Lodge),
6. Back to the Lodge parking lot,
7. Driving to the Trading Post for Blackwater Falls,
8. Driving Thomas, walking ~1 mile to Douglas upper falls,
9. Walking another ~0.75 miles to the main Douglas Falls (best),
10. Driving back to Davis,
11. If we start at 9:30 AM, I assume, we will finish by 3 PM.

Camping: 2 options:
1. Park camp site: after Labor Day, no reservations, 1st come, 1st serve (space is available)
http://www.blackwaterfalls.com/rates_camping.htm

2. Free camping on Camp 70 Rd (we camped in July, this may be still available)

Food: potluck with BYOB on Sat. dinner, or your own

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  • Sooni

    As of today, weather in Davis, WV on Sat. is 30% shower. Last time (July), it was raining over the night, but good during the day time. It could be same this time. I will leave on Fri. and will meet you on Sat. at 9:30 AM. Temperature will be mid 50s. Please prepare to be warm.

    October 3, 2012

  • Sooni

    Erika,
    If you can't find a ride, you could ride with me from the Germantown Trans Center, at 4 PM on Oct. 5, Fri.
    Bus #55 from Rockville metro and #100 from Shady Grove metro run to Germantown. Both buses start from the other side of the stations, not from Rt 355 side.

    September 18, 2012

  • Sooni

    After Douglas Falls, if we have time, we can visit Kennedy Falls #1 which is ~ 1mile downstream. This 25 ft falls are also spectacular like Douglas Falls.

    September 15, 2012

  • Sooni

    I am leaving on Friday and will arrive ~8:30 PM. If you leave on Friday, try the Camp 70 Rd first. At the east end of the town Davis, there are two grocery types of stores with a big parking lot. On the left side of the stores, a dirt road, Camp 70 Rd, runs along the river. On right hand side, you will see spaces. If this is not avalable, the Park camp site is the 2nd option with $20/nite. The space varies. Some may be OK for two tents.

    September 14, 2012

  • Leonard R.

    anyone want to go Friday night and camp for 2 nights?

    September 14, 2012

    • Suki

      Excellent idea!

      September 14, 2012

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