Access for Disabled
Universally Accessible Facilities are provided at:
Resource Manager (304) 872-3412.
Call (304) 872-5809 for a 24 hour recording with lake and stream information.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History has local newspaper articles about the construction of Summersville Dam. Also included is a video of the dedication ceremony by President Johnson.
A large part of Summersville Lake's success is due to the professionalism and hospitality provided by the volunteer staff. Volunteers serve a wide range of functions, including
Online volunteer applications, including a current list of openings, are available at http://www.volunteeer.gov/
Camping at Summersville Lake is restricted to developed camping areas only. Shoreline and random camping is prohibited.
See policy on the use of Assistive Mobility Devices within the Battle Run Campground as posted on the main page of this website under the Recreation button, or by contacting the lake office or campground for more information.
Mountain Lake Campground
Privately operated facility, is located at the north end of the lake near the marina in the Long Point Area
Offers cabin rentals near the lake
The State of West Virginia periodically stocks trout in the tail waters below the dam
West Virginia fishing licenses are required
West Virginia DNR fishing regulations are located at http://www.wvdnr.gov/fishing/fishing.shtm
Foot trails (Hiking) are located at:
Horseback riding is not available at Summersville Lake. The nearest location for this activity is at Babcock State Park.
Wildlife management is a shared responsibility –the Department of Natural Resources and the Corps manage the fish and wildlife programs by habitat improvement, nesting site development, and food-plot programs for the benefit of many fish and wildlife species.
Summersville Lake Marina is located at the Long Point Area. The marina number is (304) 872-1331. Additional information can be found at Summersville Lake Marina & Sarge's Dive Shop. There is a $3.00 Day Use fee for boat launching.
Picnic shelters are located at the Dam Site Picnic Area and Battle Run Beach.
Shelters are available on a first come - first served basis EXCEPT WHEN RESERVED IN ADVANCE (a fee is required for reserving a shelter).
Picnic shelters may be reserved by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 or on the Internet at Recreation.gov.
Shelters reservations can be made a year in advance.
There are also picnic tables at all recreation areas on the Summersville Lake project.
A 1,000' swimming beach is located in the Battle Run Area.
Lifeguards are not provided. Swim at your own risk
Pets and alcohol prohibited at the beach
$1.00 per person, not to exceed $4.00 per car (up to 8 people) for Adults and children over 12
Swimming is prohibited on boat ramps
Cliff diving/jumping is prohibited.
From US 19 take Route 129 W to the dam, office and lake.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Summersville Lake
2981 Summersville Lake Road
Summersville, WV 26651