A top destination
in West Virginia with over 60 miles of shoreline and
almost 2,800 acres of water. Includes land and water
activities, with almost 6,000 acres of federal land
for the management of fish and wildlife.
WORLD FAMOUS GAULEY RIVER
Some of the best Whitewater in the world!
LONG POINT OVERLOOK
Located on Rt. 129
just south of Summersville, youíll be enthralled
with a beautiful view of Long Point, the highest
cliff on the lake, jutting out of the water to
almost 100 feet.
Located at the base of the Summersville Dam. Flows
capable of generating power between 700 and 4,000
cubic feet per second.
CIVIL WAR TRAILS
An abundance of Civil War history, which includes
Carnifex Ferry. Civil War Trail Signage
HISTORICAL LOCATIONS TO SEE
Nicholas County Courthouse (Downtown Summersville)
Old Main (North Main Street)
The Historic Flavius Brown House (downtown
The Brock Hotel (Webster Road)
The Hamilton House (one mile down Rt. 39 west)
One Room Schoolhouse (Nicholas County Veteranís
Scenic Lockwood Driving Tour
The Historical Muddelty Trail which includes Jones
Campbell Electric Company
The Starbuck Mill (enter the trail at West Webster
Road or at Rt. 39).
the home of the Isaiah Morgan Distillery located on
Rt. 19 on Phillips Lane Road offering a nice
selection of fruit and berry wines as well as
THE NEW RIVER GORGE REGION
From the north, Summersville is the gateway to the
New River Gorge Region, which includes the
world-known New River Gorge Bridge, located just 20
minutes south of Summersville. Be sure to check out
the Canopy Tours and Gravity Zip Lines!
Surrounded by the Monongahela National Forest, this
town is a must to see. You wonít be disappointed in
the fishing or the big and small game hunting.
Richwood is also known for its mountain bike trails
and cross country skiing and is the home of West
Virginiaís first and longest running triathlon, the
Scenic Mountain Triathlon.