The fish are jumping at Summersville Lake! Rent a jon boat and try your luck for dinner tonight. You are sure to hook a fish on the lake’s 2,800 acres of water, which are surrounded by 60 miles of shoreline.
Reel in large- and small-mouth bass, walleye, panfish, catfish, and trout — they’re all stocked in the spring and fall.
Fishing guides with expert tips, including keys to some really good fishing in the early morning and late at night, are available. The West Virginia BASS Federation hosts fishing tournaments in late summer and fall.
Enjoy a fun-filled day in every direction — swimming, boating, scuba diving, rock climbing, hiking, and biking. You will also enjoy exploring Civil War history at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, or climbing the steps to the top of the Summersville Lake Retreat Lighthouse.
Spend a morning on the golf course or playing miniature golf at Mountain Lake Campground; in the afternoon, head over to Kirkwood Winery and then do some souvenir shopping.
You’ll find accommodations and restaurants to fit any budget.
Visit summersvillecvb.com where you can order your free visitors guide.