- Location: Near Camp Creek, WV (Camp Creek State Park in Mercer County)
- Elevation: 2,141 feet
- Coordinates: 37.517522, -81.129311 / (37° 31′ 3.0792” N, 81° 7′ 45.5196” W)
- Waterway: Camp Creek
- Height: 10 to 15 feet
Campbell Falls is nothing short of extraordinary, especially the first time you experience it for yourself in person! What I really enjoy about it are the different angles and perspectives you can capture – it is truly a playground for a photographer!
This magnificent waterfall is located within Camp Creek State Park in Mercer County. The falls range a little from ten to fifteen feet in height and the staircase look has always been what has appealed to me most. They are located on Camp Creek, which is a tributary of the Bluestone River.
To access Campbell Falls, take Exit 20 (Camp Creek) of the West Virginia Turnpike and turn right onto Camp Creek Road (Route 19/5) after turning right onto US-19 South. Once on this road, drive for 2.6 miles until you are in Camp Creek State Park. Signs will guide you to the falls once in the park. There is plenty of parking available, and you will walk on a gravel road that eventually takes you to the Double C Campground at the park. Walk about a 1/4 mile up this gravel road until you see and hear the falls – you can’t miss it! Take a brief but steep scramble down to creek level and have fun exploring shots!
If you have more time, check out another unnamed waterfall about another 1/4 mile above Campbell Falls right before you get to the campground. I’ve included a photo at the bottom of this waterfall. Like Campbell Falls, it extends across the entire width of Camp Creek, and though the heights on it are only around 3 to 6 feet, it is yet another beautiful waterfall in this area.