Summersville Lake


Summersville Lake is a 2790 acre reservoir when the water is a summer levels.  This makes it the largest reservoir in WV.  The lake is surrounded by the almost 6 thousand acre Summersville Wildlife Management Area.  There is a high volume of motor boat traffic on the wider areas of the lake, but the many coves of the western part of the lake provide good canoeing.  This is also a unique lake with the miles of cliffs that rise up to 70 feet from the lake surface.   Four public access points with boat ramps exist on the lake.  These are Army Corps of Engineers access points and require a fee for use.  


Summersville Lake is located in southern WV, near Summersville. Google Maps directions below are to the access point north of Battle Run Campground.  There are three other access points.  One at the roadside park next to the dam, the second at Summersville Lake Marina - Co. Rt. 19/32 and the third, Salmon Run boat launch,  near the Rt. 19 bridge. 


Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Rock Climbing, Whitewater


Administration:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2981 Summersville Lake Rd, Summersville, WV 26651


304-872-3412 (Resource Manager)

Web resources:

Summersville Lake Army Corps of Engineers Web Page
WV DNR Region 3 Web Page

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