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Summersville  Lake
"The Little Bahamas of the East!"

Summersville, West Virginia

G.P.S. Coordinates:   N 38o 11'57.2"      W 080o51'38.0"

 Season:    May thru September 
    Business Hours:    Monday -Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm       Friday - Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Zip Code = 26651

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Summersville  Lake

Summersville Lake is the cleanest, clearest freshwater lake east of the Mississippi River according to "Skin Diver Magazine".  It is an oligotrophic lake characterized by steep rocky cliffs that go to about 100 feet below the surface.  Scuba divers see huge cliffs, boulders, overhangs, and rock walls.  There are swim-throughs and aquatic life including bass, walleye, and catfish to enjoy.     (Video)

Summertime lake visibility is an average 20 to 45 feet depending upon rainfall.  Call us for current conditions. The lake is over 300 feet deep at the base of Summersville Dam.  Water temperature from June through September  runs from 76 to 85+ degrees respectively.   

Area activities include scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, evening cruises with catered dinner, fishing, rock climbing, horseback riding, golf,  pontoon boat rentals and Triumph boat rentals.

Sarge's Dive Shop
is a full-service ERDI / TDI / SDI / NAUI Scuba Facility.

 Call 304-872-1782 for more information.

Summersville Lake Marina is a full-service facility offering seasonal boat slips, overnight boat slips, gasoline, pontoon boat rentals, Trimuph boat rentals, hot sandwiches, snacks, ice, bait, fishing and marine supplies. 
Call 304-872-1331 for more information.


Mountain Lake Campground is within a 2 minute drive of the dive shop.  It offers abundant camping areas, electric and water hookup, bath houses, a campground store, a beach area, and log cabins for rent. 
Call 304-872-6222 to make reservations or to get more information.


Major motel chains, a shopping center, restaurants, and a hospital are within a five minute drive of the dive shop.

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