Summersville CVB – Summersville, West Virginia


Get ready for amazing. Centrally located in West Virginia, Summersville has endless opportunities for fun-filled days of relaxation, adventure and historical discovery.

Summersville has some of the best activities when it comes to outdoor fun. Make a splash at the beautiful Summersville Lake by swimming at the manmade beach, boating, scuba diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and even rock climbing. Reserve space on a dinner cruise for great food and a tour of the glistening lake. During its season, the cruise sails every Thursday evening. Stop by the Summersville Dam overlook to take a gander at the replica Howell-Bunger Valve. Take a day and climb the steps to the top of the Summersville Lake Retreat Lighthouse for the most breathtaking view of the lake, but save time to visit one of the many beautiful overlooks and to enjoy some high adventure white-water rafting on the New or Gauley rivers.

History buffs will adore a visit to the Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. Here, groups can visit the Henry Patterson Museum in season and walk the grounds of the battle between General William Rosecrans against Confederate commander Brigadier General John Floyd. This historic battle helped move West Virginia forward to statehood.

One does not have to be a sommelier to recognize the exquisite quality at Kirkwood Winery and Isaiah Morgan Distillery. There are at least 33 flavors of wine available here, as well as some of the best bourbon in the region. Isaiah Morgan Distillery, part of Kirkwood Winery, is the only place in West Virginia that makes and produces bourbon whiskey.

Shoppers will love the many primitive and antique shops, such as Walnut Grove Antiques and Country Potpourri/Gauley River Rustics for some great deals. Many visitors also find treasured souvenirs at the General Store at Mountain Lake Campground.

Summersville offers lodgings to fit any budget with its variety of hotels, cabins, yurts and tent camping. Restaurants range from fast food to fine dining.

  Looking for a stopover? Summersville is the gateway to the south and the perfect place to rest on a longer journey. There are several hotels and restaurants to choose from right on Route 19.

Check out the calendar of events for the Summersville Arena & Conference Center. Dates for exciting events like WV Quilt Festival, WV Woods and Water Expo, concerts, dinner theatres and murder mystery dinner theatres are posted here. Visit for more details.

Be sure to visit the Summersville Convention & Visitors Bureau website for more festival and event dates as well as information about the area at An electronic version of Summersville’s Visitors Guide and the ability to order physical guide are on the website or just a call away at (304) 872-3722.

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