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hiking the gauley river in west virginia

Take a deep breath of mountain air and EXPLORE!

As West Virginia’s largest lake; Summersville Lake has over 28,000 acres of water and 60 miles of shoreline.  Boating, water-skiing, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, picnicking, hiking, and biking are the favorite activities enjoyed by visitors.


Technical rock climbing and whitewater rafting are available year round, with scheduled whitewater releases below the dam on the world class Gauley River in September and October. 

Located near State Route 19, you can easily access nearby towns (Fayetteville, Summersville, Beckley), local attractions such as guided tours of the New River Gorge Bridge from the catwalk 25’ beneath the bridge! 

We are also located near several scenic overlooks, Babcock State Park, Hawks Nest, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, Summersville Lighthouse and much more!

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Summersville Lake Lighthouse
Kirkwood Winery
Food and Drink

Kick off your day at one of the many coffee shops. Try an On the trail latte at the Appalachian Coffee House or a house brew at Gad Dam Brewing. Try Craftkings crab cakes for lunch and enjoy dinner on the patio at Long Point Grill. Finish the day with something sweet and swing by Fat Eddies for an ice cream. 

Tour Kirkwood Winery, Free Folk Brewery, Bridge Brew works and relax with a tasty drink.  

Check out our blog for more details on things to do, places to go, places to eat and drink. 

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