Tag Archive: West Virginia Lakes

Summersville Lake

The Gauley River is known for its world-class whitewater. Rafting enthusiasts travel long distances to enjoy the challenges the Gauley River provides. Something else the Gauley River provides is the water for West Virginia’s largest lake. Summersville Lake is a 2,700 acre reservoir created by the second largest rock-fill dam in the United States. It… View Article

The last time we talked about Raleigh County, we looked at some great places locals like to visit.  Here are a few more: To See This list highlights some of the other areas of Raleigh County that you should check out. Exhibition Coal Mine- This is an actual old working underground coal mine in the… View Article

Boley Lake @ Babcock State Park (Pic by Teresa Perdue)

Southern West Virginia is an outdoor paradise. There are so many things to do, it’s hard to decide where to start sometimes. Rafting, hiking, biking, rock climbing, and zip lining  are awesome West Virginia adventures, but don’t forget about our  lakes and just how much fun they can be. Our Lakes Were Made For Fun… View Article

Ranger Led Hike - Enjoying the View

Since the New River Gorge Bridge was completed in 1977, it has been a marvel admired by millions.  1977 was a time even before whitewater rafting was a  popular tourism activity.  The completion of the Bridge was a very significant step in the progress of southern West Virginia becoming a substantial outdoor vacation destination. The… View Article

Fishing in Southern WV

Father’s Day (June 19th!) is coming up and we’re considering getting Dad more than just another tie. (He never wore it anyway.) This year – we’ve asked Dads to select their top picks of where they would like to spend their day in Southern WV. While almost all of them said they’d like to have… View Article

Summersville Lake

In the northernmost reaches of Southern West Virginia (?!) are the beautiful rolling hills of Nicholas County.  It’s the gateway to West Virginia’s mountain lakes region, and there’s a lot going on up that-a-way. First up on the Nicholas County list of cool things is, of course, the world famous Gauley River.  Nicholas shares the… View Article

Pipestem State Park Tram

If you go less than 200 miles from home, is that considered a “stay-cation”?  If so, and you live in Southern West Virginia, go ahead and sign up for one in Summers County. Hinton’s there.  If you have any interest in railroads, or rivers, or coal mining history, or hot dogs (you know what I’m… View Article

Lake Stephens Marina

Ok, maybe not the best.  We should say 5 of  the best lakes in southern West Virginia.  Here are the ones we chose… Bluestone Lake Bluestone is probably one of the most well known lakes in the entire Mountain State.  Easy to get to from I-77 or I-64, Bluestone has boating, fishing, camping, and all… View Article