A recreational paradise. Clean, undeveloped and under used! Go to Battle Run Recreation Area (North on 19, left on 129, past the Dam on right.) for a swimming beach, or better yet check out other great swimming, climbing and jumping spots.
For the scoop on where to find them stop in at Water Stone Outdoors in Fayetteville.
You can rent pontoon boats, sit-on-top kayaks, and canoes from Steve and Donna at Summersville Lake Retreat.
Believe it or not there is a full service dive shop located at the marina. Sarge’s Dive Shop offers snorkeling charters and boat rentals.
Water Stone Outdoors
Summersville Lake Retreat
Sarge’s Dive Shop
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Babcock State ParkGreat hiking and some of the best single track mountain biking around (though not all legal), tennis courts, swimming pool, fishing lake, great family fun spot.Explore
Gauley River National Recreation AreaIt is interesting to check out the huge earthen dam that controls the flow of the legendary whitewater of the Gauley River.Explore
Carnifex Ferry State ParkThe super-steep Fisherman’s Trail provides access to Pillow Rock rapid on the Upper Gauley, a primo spectating spot during Gauley season.Explore
Summersville LakeA recreational paradise. Go to Battle Run Recreation Area for a swimming beach, or better yet check out other great swimming, climbing and jumping spots.Explore
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