The 8 Best Things to Do in Summersville, United States

August 4, 2017 Weston Hennigan

Summersville in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Dams. Discover best things to do in Summersville with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Summersville

1. Summersville Dam

Summersville, WV
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Summersville Dam

Reviewed By kmsmolen - Crestview, Florida

Stopped to see the lake and dam. There is an overlook for the lake, and further on there is s busy boat launch. People were fishing on the lake.

At the dam, water was being released, and created a billowing gushing surge of water. You can see the start of miles of whitewater rapids that begin below the dam. It is easy to see the attraction for rafters!

2. Summersville Lake Lighthouse

278 Summersville Lake Rd, Highway 129 West, Mount Nebo, WV 26679-9112
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Summersville Lake Lighthouse

Reviewed By Michael H - Lexington, Kentucky

This is the classic tourist trap. We saw pictures of the lighthouse and thought it looked great. Our first warning should have been the question that came up, "Why would a lake need a lighthouse?" But that didn't stop us. We drove by it several times, because we expected it to be near the lake. It is not. It is a lighthouse built for no other purpose but to bring tourists to this campground. Not worth doing, or seeing. Spend your time on better things.

3. Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

1194 Carnifax Ferry Rd, Summersville, WV 26651-4911 +1 304-872-0825
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park

Reviewed By waldentenn - Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Carnifex Ferry was an 1861 engagement that had an important impact on control of western Virginia in the first year of the Civil War. There is not much left of the battlefield but its compact size still allows visitors to understand what occurred there. There is a small museum in a wartime house that is open seasonally, reconstructed Confederate earthworks, and remnants of the important road used by the Confederates during their retreat.

The Park is primarily recreational and scenic in nature with stunning views of the Gauley River and an extensive and well-maintained hiking trail system. Picnicking is very popular and there is--rather inappropriately--a recreation field in the middle of the battlefield.

Still, for Civil War history enthusiasts I would recommend a visit.

4. Battle Run Beach

2981 Summersville Lake Rd, Summersville, WV 26651-4901
Excellent
45%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Battle Run Beach

Reviewed By DJWSummersville_WV - Summersville, WV

The recent flood experienced in several area counties has caused Battle Run Beach to be closed until further notice. The flooding caused Summersville Lake to rise and this flooded the beach, campground and all the boat launches. While the launches have reopened the campground and beach remained closed. People are using the lake but there is a water advisory: do not enter the water if you have an open cut or sore, do not swallow lake water, and wash with hot water and soap after leaving the lake. The water treatment facility and all the toilets were under water for several days. That being said there is still ample ways to enjoy the lake and surrounding areas by using the hiking and biking trails, day facilities and the nearby state park.

5. Summersville Lake

Summersville, WV
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 2 reviews

Summersville Lake

Reviewed By Computerdog2 - Nettie, West Virginia

I love to go here for the view. It is so beautiful. The water looks so clear. Lots of activity especially with boats, you can see every size. I love to watch rhe sail boats.

6. Summersville Arena & Conference Center

3 Armory Way, Summersville, WV 26651-2030 +1 304-872-3722
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

The Summersville Arena and Conference Center is nestled into the mountains of scenic Summersville, WV, which is centrally located in the state and a short and pleasant drive from most major interstates, making it easily accessible to West Virginia residents as well as visitors from surrounding states.​

Reviewed By Michael W - Mingo, West Virginia

The facility is very nice. Was there for the WV Woods & Water Expo. Had plenty of room but wasn't advertised very well. Plenty of parking.

7. Haunted Heartland Tours

10 Scenic Hwy, Summersville, WV 26651-9224

Haunted Heartland Tours offers a blend of history and the paranormal. Overnight ghosthunts, haunted history walking tours, haunted dinner events paranormal classes, presentations and more.

8. Gauley River

WV
Excellent
76%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Gauley River

Turbulant river perfect for white-water rafting.

Reviewed By Hawkeye2001a - Raleigh, North Carolina

The fall Gauley white water season is the very definition of "White Water". As the Number 2 US white water run in Number 7 in the world, you should expect white knuckle excitement. From the first rapids to Sweets falls there's barely time to organize your thoughts and fears before you're tossed into another whirlpool of adrenalin. But just because this is serious white water don't be afraid to try. The guides do recommend some prior experience, but they will try their best to keep the raft "right side up", even though you will be soaked to the skin in less than thirty seconds from pushing off. Pay attention to the guides, pull your weight on the oars, keep your life vest snug and have a blast. (PS, don't let a few birthdays deter your fun. I was in my late 50's, the old man in the boat, and had more fun than those twenty something's that were merely, "along for the ride".

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