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Dam Water Release

Caught the water release the day of our visit. Unbelievable and exciting! And there is a walkway... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
D1201YKdavidg
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Staunton, Virginia
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I come down every yr in hopes to see the dam letting out, now for some reason I must be coming to... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
377jnorris
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All reviews the river awesome views lots of water parking lot gauley season worth a stop west virginia area gad fayetteville outlets rapids power weekend spot summer rafters
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

Caught the water release the day of our visit. Unbelievable and exciting! And there is a walkway and stairs all the way down to the outlet! You have to walk around the power plant from the parking lot but well worth the short walk. Amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This hotel looks nice on the outside but it is very old and dated inside. Carpets need replacing. Bedding has burn holes (even though it is non-smoking) Breakfast is included in the price. Very limited. Overall cleanliness would rate 4.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I come down every yr in hopes to see the dam letting out, now for some reason I must be coming to late in the summer because the last 2xs I've been down there was no water being released. I still enjoy coming down and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Build in Gad WV, but they could not name it the Gad Dam for obvious reasons. It creates the largest lake in West Virginia.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 214alleng
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

This a nice to place to visit. The area is full of Civil War History. Many things to check out on this. The Dam is actually built in a town called Gad. This is true. They named it Summersville Dam because Gad Dam didn’t sound...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I happened to be working in the area for the week and decided to take a drive. I was surprised by finding this little gem. The views around the dam area were incredible. If you take a 1/4 to 1/2 mike from dam to a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Dams are always interesting. Summersville Dam and Lake is also very pretty. We took a drive up there while staying in Fayetteville. We visited on a Thursday, so missed the weekend, when LOTS of water is let out through the dam. It was still worth...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank nyvics
Reviewed October 2, 2017

If you want to be right where the water comes through the dam, this is the place to visit. Early in the morning, during Gauley Season, you can see the rafters put in for a day of fun on the water.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank unhappytraveler0810
Reviewed August 7, 2017

The dam is very big! It's fun just driving over it but seeing from the other side is impressive. They were releasing some water but the river was mild. Beautiful views and great place to watch kayakers playing in the rapids.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank cnhbowles
Reviewed July 9, 2017

We had not had a family reunion in many years and my cousin's son and his wife live in the Summersville area and they planned everything. It had plenty of parking, a great view of the lake, nice restrooms close by and playground equipment for...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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