Summersville Lake in WV

5 things to do at Summersville Lake

Looking for a day of fun on the lake? Summersville Lake is the largest in WV, with plenty of activities!

Here are 5 great ways to spend a day at the lake:

1. Scuba Diving

Take a trip under the lake’s crystal-blue surface and find out why it’s been referred to as the “Little Bahamas of the East.” There’s plenty to discover below!

2. Rock climbing

Cooling off is easy when you are climbing a route along the lake’s towering sandstone cliffs. The majority of the shoreline are cliff faces, many of which have footholes, making them easy to scale. 

3. Visit the lighthouse

Take in a unique view of The Gauley River National Recreation area from  the top of West Virginia’s only working lighthouse. The aerial view really lets you take in the breadth of the scenery. 

4. Swim

Cool off at Battle Run’s well-maintained 300-yard-long sandy beach. Bring the family for a splash! 

5. Paddleboard

Perfect your balance as you glide along the surface of the lake on a stand-up paddleboard. This calm watersport is easy to master, so anyone can enjoy it! 

How do you spend a day at the lake?