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Summersville Lake State Wildlife Area

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Nicholas County


Summersville Lake WMA (5,974 acres) Nicholas County. Located three miles south of Summersville on U.S. Route 19, the terrain ranges from rolling hills to vertical rock cliffs. Primarily forested, this area offers hunting for deer, turkey, bear, squirrel and grouse. The fish population in 2,790-acre Summersville Lake includes smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, walleye and channel catfish. Rainbow trout are occasionally taken. Fishing accommodations are provided for the physically disabled. The tailwater is stocked with trout. Facilities available include picnic areas, restrooms, showers, trailer disposal stations and hiking areas. Camping is available on Corps of Engineers property and at private campgrounds. Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Managed by WVDNR. For additional information contact: Resource Manager, Summersville Lake, Rural Route 2, Box 470, Summersville WV 26651-9802. (304) 872-3412. Lake and recreation information, (304) 872-5809.


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