Marsh Fork Falls

May 2009

State: West Virginia

Location: Twin Falls State Resort Park

Height: 15

Crest: 10

Water Source: Marsh Fork of Cabin Creek

Waypoint: 37.6198N 81.4563W

Summary: One of two seasonal falls in West Virginia's Twin Falls State Resort Park. This falls is reached by a short walk from the parking area.

Marsh Fork Falls is located in Twin Falls State Resort Park. This is one of the two seasonal falls that gives the park its name. The other is Black Fork Falls. Black Fork Falls is a little taller, but it is a longer hike.

Twin Falls Park is located about 30 miles southwest of Beckley. This is a resort park, with a lodge and golf course. The parking area for the falls is easy to find. Marsh Fork Falls is a few hundred feet from the parking lot. The hike to Black Fork Falls is about 1/2 of a mile. The trail between the falls is fairly level, with a couple of rough spots.

The watershed for both of these falls is very small, and the falls both run dry in summer. I had the good fortune of visiting after several days of rain. The two creeks join to form Cabin Creek.

Nearby Falls

Black Fork Falls is a 1/2 mile hike away. Campbell Falls in Camp Creek State Park is a 50 mile drive to the east, but only about 30 miles as the crow flies. Brush Creek Falls is less than 10 miles beyond that. To the northeast you can find the 30' Peach Tree Creek Falls, which is about 25 miles to the north. The small Drawdy Falls is 30 miles beyond that.

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