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
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.
Area activities include scuba diving,
snorkeling, swimming, lake
paddleboarding, fishing, rock climbing, horseback riding,
golf, pontoon boat rentals and
Sarge's Dive Shop is
a full-service ERDI / TDI / SDI / NAUI Scuba Facility.
Call 304-872-1782 for more
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
Major motel chains, a shopping center,
restaurants, and a hospital are within a five minute drive of
the dive shop.