Summersville Lake

Situated in the center of the Mountain Lakes Region in the state of West Virginia, Summersville Lake Retreat is a true wonderland where entertainment never seems to cease. Surrounded by thick, wooded forests and beautiful, sweeping meadows, Summersville Lake cabins, as well as the entire area, is surrounded by Gauley River National Recreation Area with Babcock State Park lying due south. Once a West Virginia secret way back in history, Summersville West Virginia and the lake are now renowned for the many recreational possibilities available for those who love the outdoors.

Sometimes called the "The Little Bahamas of the East," Summersville campground is situated by the lake which is one of the clearest and the cleanest freshwater lakes on the eastern side of the Mississippi River. There are plenty of wonderful Summersville West Virginia cabins set on the shores of the lake, ideal for swimming all day long. The lake is defined by steep, rocky bluffs that sink into the water almost 100 feet below. Many visitors staying at one of the Summersville Lake cabins, or at the campgrounds, head into the lake for scuba diving. The excellent visibility in summer reaches 25 to 40 feet and more depending. At the base of Summersville Lake Dam depths reach up to 300 feet with water temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees, creating soothingly warm conditions. Scuba divers can see overhangs, boulders, massive underwater cliffs and large rock walls where plenty of fish and other creatures live and feed.

There are scads of Summersville West Virginia cabins available for many different size groups and families. A large variety of accommodations are available including A-Frame style chalets, the Summersville campground with myriad rustic sites and RV sites as well. Summersville Lake cabins are offered by a number of different companies around the lake and in a number of different lake areas. There are Summersville WV cabins administered by the lake authority as well. Area attractions include New River Gorge Bridge, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, Monongahela National Forest, Hawks Nest State Park and the Exhibition Coal Mine in nearby Beckley.

All cabins offer an extensive list of great amenities for ideal West Virginia vacations. Some cabins are smaller and rustic while others boast hot tubs and fireplaces. West Virginia cabins built in rustic log-style can be rented at the campgrounds. The extensive range is comparable to most lake retreats where there are several choices for holiday goers. Cabins start as low as a eighty dollars per night for a family and run up into the hundreds per night but be sure to check before reserving. Weekly more extensive rentals are also available. All cabins should be booked ahead of time, especially in the busy summer months.

The Summersville campground is yet another option that lends access to the many exciting things to do around the lake. Transportation to many activities is easily achieved by walking. More than 180 campsites are offered at the Summersville campground, also call Mountain Lake Campground. Choices include rustic shaded and open sites with 20/30 amp electricity and a dump station. There are also fourteen pull-through sites available with lots of room for slideouts. The campsites also have great access to the marina, a mini-golf course, swimming, hiking trails and parking.

Additional amenities at Summersville Lake include horseshoe pits, a jungle gym, hot showers, clean washrooms, a campground store, a beach area and plenty of rentals to choose from like kayaks, pontoons and fishing boats. The campsites are also only minutes from the dive shop. This West Virginia resorts full of activities for all ages like fishing, West Virginia rafting, snorkeling, swimming, rock climbing, horseback riding, great West Virginia golf and much more. The marina offers boat slips, gasoline, boat rentals, ice, bait and fishing supplies as well as a small diner. There is simply no way to feel a sliver of boredom while vacationing at Summersville Lake. The combination of great weather, fantastic amenities, beautiful scenery and a host of activities makes it one of the best places to visit in the state.

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