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Summersville Lake, WV

Scenic landscape and great fishing make Summersville Lake a popular place for vacations, weekend get-away's and fishing trips. This 2,700-acre lake on the Gauley River, is the largest lake in WV.

It is conveniently located in the central part of the state, at Mt Nebo. Anglers can explore over 60 miles of shoreline, mostly by boat. There are several public boat launch ramps to accommodate pleasure, pontoon, sailing and fishing boats. In some of the campgrounds there are areas for fishing from shore, or portage of kayaks, canoes or car-top boats. Anglers here pursue bass, trout, walleye, crappie, perch, catfish and sunfish, with bass, crappie and walleye getting most of the attention. Campgrounds, shopping, restaurants and fishing tackle are all convenient to visitors. The marina offers boat rentals and complete marina services.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill and yellow perch at Summersville Lake in West Virginia.

Primary fish species residing in Summersville Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Yellow Perch

Summersville Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Lakeside Outfitters
Rentals: Kayaks
304 872-9101

Summersville Lake Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
304 872-1331

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Battle Run Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Summersville Lake Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Salmon Run Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, at the north end of the I-19 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Summersville Lake Boat Docks Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, north side, off Summersville Lake Boat Docks Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Summersville Lake Winter Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off Summersville Lake Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.


Summersville Lake Marina
1706 Airport Rd
Summersville, WV 26651
304 872-1331

Click here for a West Virginia Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Battle Run Campground - 304 872-3459

Gauley Tailwaters Campground - 304 465-0508

Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins - 304 872-6222

Summersville Lake RV Sites - 304 872-5975

Summersville Lake WV Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Summersville Lake
Summersville Lake Marina
1706 Airport Road
Summersville, West Virginia 26651


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