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“Gorgeous!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Summersville Dam

Summersville Dam
Summersville, WV
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Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
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Ashburn, Virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I highly recommend visiting the Summersville Lake. My 2 adult sons rented kayaks at the boat house and enjoyed a 6 hour rental for about $80 each. The Lake is so beautiful and the scenery is gorgeous. The water is very clear and warm. A great day and a beautiful place!

Visited July 2014
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tampa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Several deer ran down the side of the road and just missed seeing a mother bear and her two cubs crossing the Dam.

Visited June 2014
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Madison, West Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Scenic Views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stopped at the Summersville Dam to have a view of the lake. There's an overlook beside the road. It was a beautiful sunny day that made for some great photos.

Visited June 2014
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 attraction reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Literally a blast to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It is 2,280 feet long and at 390 feet tall it is almost as high as a forty story building.It is what is described as a "rock-fill dam" and is the second largest of this type in the eastern US..You can stick your toes in, fish from the rocks, or just admire the scene. It is worth a look. There is also a little hidden FREE campground in the parking lot with potty facilities

Visited April 2014
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