Looking for the best places in West Virginia? We have those answers and more in this year’s Best of West Virginia issue. Each year our readers cast ballots, and this year they cast more than ever before. Nearly 200,000 votes rolled in selecting the very best in more than 70 categories. Read about this year’s winners in our state park / forest category and use the 2020 Best of West Virginia awards as your personal guide to the state’s best eateries, towns, parks, cideries, museums, and more.
Blackwater Falls State Park
This is the eighth win in the Best State Park/Forest category for this famous and picture perfect state park, which first greeted guests back in 1937. The highlight of the park is no doubt the cascading waterfall, where the Blackwater River tumbles 57 feet into the Blackwater Canyon. But the park has so much more to offer, including lodging and dining options and countless recreational opportunities to enjoy the scenic beauty of Canaan Valley. 1584 Blackwater Lodge Road, Davis, 304.259.5216, blackwaterfalls.com
Monongahela National Forest
200 Sycamore Street, Elkins, fs.usda.gov/mnf
Watoga State Park
4800 Watoga Park Road, Marlinton, 304.799.4087, wvstateparks.com