Summersville Lake

West Virginia
USA East


Submitted By:
Kevin Taylor

Submitter Comments:
Summersville Lake is recorded to be 327ft in depth at the deepest point. There are many walk in accesses to the water, and the lake also has training platforms at 20&40 feet. There is many species of fish to see in the lake, and many beautiful rock formations. Vis at 40ft has been about 25ft this year. This lake is a manmade lake with a earth dam. There a dive shop at the lake and boat rental is available. There's no charge for diving in the lake.

 Summersville Lake is located in Summersville WVa, which is located on US Route19 which runs between Interstate79 and Interstate77 better known as the WVa Turnpike. Summersville is located about 1Hr from the state capitol, which is Charleston.


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03/11/2008 Debra Everhart (Avg: 3.16 Review) - Summersville Lake is good for all kinds of activities. It is frequently used for training and check out dives. There is a 25 foot platform and I believe there may be one around 80 feet (or actually it may be the winter boat ramp that they use for AOW). Visibility is pretty good depending on how many people are in the water. There are 3 sunken boats throughout the lake and some huge boulders. Fish are sunnies and bass and crayfish. Definitely an enjoyable time.

03/01/2008 Anonymous (Avg: 3.20 Review) - (No comment)

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Special thanks to Debra Everhart!
Open water check outs.
Submitted by Debra Everhart


Diver Averages for  Summersville Lake  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  3.00
Bottom Conditions:  3.50
Reef Conditions:  2.50
Animal Life:  3.00
Plant Life:  3.00
Facilities:  4.00
Solitude 3.50
Roads:  4.50
*Site Average:  3.18

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  3.50
Beginner Scuba:  3.50
Intermediate Scuba:  4.00
Advanced Scuba:  4.50
Night diving Scuba:  4.50

Number of reviews for this site: 2


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