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“Friends of Blackwater works to protect the landscapes, natural and human communities, and heritage of the Blackwater Watershed and Canyon and to promote its sustainable economic development through public outreach, advocacy and restoration."


Latest FOB Newsletter Now Available Online

FOB Celebrating 15 Years of Your Support!

Take a look at all the wonderful things you have helped us accomplish over the last 15 years!

With your support we can continue to accomplish great things! Please click here to donate today.



New Railroad Brochure Available!

Blackwater Canyon’s railroad history comes to life in Friends of Blackwater’s heritage brochure. The historic map inside explains where Davis Coal and Coke’s buildings were located along the current rail trail from Thomas to Hendricks.

To order send one dollar ($1) to:
Friends of Blackwater
501 Elizabeth St.
Charleston, Wv 25311

Special Photo Offer!

Looking for the perfect gift for the Blackwater lover on your list? Look no further!

From t-shirts and books to memberships and even a fabulous photo offer from Steve Shaluta, you can find everything you desire by clicking here!



Thank you to all who attended the 6th Annual Winter Wildlands Backcountry Film Festival at Whitegrass Cross Country Resort



Calendar of Events

Thursday Night Ride at 5 Join other mountain biking enthusiasts every Thursday at Blackwater Bikes in Davis to explore local area trails. Public gathering aftewards at Stumptown Ales,

April 14, 2017 Blackwater Falls State Park Flashlight Egg Hunt 7:00 p.m. $2 fee per person. Contact: 304-259-5216
April 15, 2017 Blackwater Falls State Park Easter Egg Hunt at 1:30 p.m. Children to 7th grade
April 22: Canaan Valley Resort State Park Earth Day – Useful Trees & Edible Plants
May 4-7, 2017 Blackwater Falls State Park 56th annual WV Wildflower Pilgrimage The Wildflower Pilgrimage is a family event, with tours. Specialists will be on hand from West Virginia University; West Virginia Division of Natural Resources; West Virginia Garden Club, Inc.; Brooks Bird Club and various colleges. Call Emily Fleming or Wendy Greene at 304-558-2754
Cheat Fest 2017 is May 5th and 6th, 2017. Gates open Friday night from 5:30pm to 10:30pm, and Saturday from 11:30am to 11:30pm. Albright, West Virginia on Cheat River.
May 7 Canaan Valley Resort State Park : Family Trail Days – 27th Anniversary. Guided 8 mile hike through Canaan Mountain begin at Blackwater Falls State Park, end at Canaan Valley Resort. 304-866-4121
Memorial Day Weekend: Art Spring across Tucker County:
June 2-5 Canaan Valley Birding Festival at Canaan Valley Resort State Park
June 9th and 10th, 2017 The Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival and Tim Gavin Down River Race Friday and Saturday
June 17, 2017 Blackwater Falls State Park "Wings of Wonder" - Birds of Prey 7:30p.m. Blackwater Falls Lodge, Conference Center. Contact: 304-259-5216