HUNTINGTON, W.Va – Recent heavy rainfall raised both Summersville and Sutton Lakes in West Virginia above the normal summer pool elevation, forcing the temporary closure of some of the campgrounds and recreation areas at each location. As both lakes return to their normal summer pool levels, those sites are being opened.
At Sutton Lake, the Bee Run Day Use Area is open. The access road has some minor damage, so visitors are urged to use caution and watch for warning signs. Bakers Run Campground remains closed while conditions at the campground and the access road are assessed. Freeman Campground is still closed.
Summersville Lake will be back to normal summer pool later today. All boat ramps and areas are open. Battle Run Campground is also open, and the 21 individual campsites that were flooded are being restored to service and should be open later this weekend.
For more information, call Public Affairs at 304-399-5353.
Release no. PA 15-29