Summerville Dam Site

Army Corps Of Engineers

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2981 Summersville Road
Summersville, WV 26651
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GPS: 38.2175, -80.8901

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 1442 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
0bars
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Echo

170 Mercedes 2500 Sprinter
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 14

Echo would stay here again

“Unclean free campsite ”

Reviewed Jul 02, 2018

Overall Rating

Can’t give higher then a 4
Stayed Mid week May 2018
Bathrooms very clean and odor less
Campsite itself had garbage everywhere !!!!

Many local homless super nice campers
Quiet at night
Bring bug spray! Very humid
Gualey River great for kids and dogs

If you need a one nite to crash and don’t want to pay for dry camping - it’s worth it

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The Novel Traveler
Hope Valley, RI
Kia Sorento
13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 6
“Foot Of A Massive Dam!”

Reviewed Oct 23, 2017

Overall Rating

I arrived at this site to find hundreds of people. Apparently, it ranks among the most popular white water rafting locations in the country. When the Summersville Dam does a big release, its a huge party. People were fun, respectful and good natured. It was quite a party, lol.
By Sunday night, the rafters and kayakers had left and there were about a dozen serious campers at this free site. Again, super nice people and I met some full-time travelers like me.
There are camper bathrooms, non-flush as well as port-a-jons, river access, fire rings, picnic tables, hiking, parks and nearby cliff diving, swimming etc.
It's all about the outdoor here in the West Virginia mountains. I did enjoy Fran's Restaurant and Long Point Restaurant and Bar. Had drinks and watched football with a coal miner, good guy.
You can download a map of the area and find numerous natural resources. I love the area. The camp site was adequate with good camaraderie.

MAP LINK: https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/upload/NERI_ParkMap.pdf

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available

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