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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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.


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


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