Summersville Lake Retreat Campground

When you start your search for an RV in Nicholas County, you’ll need a place to make your temporary home, and you may enjoy the Summersville Lake Retreat Campground in Mount Nebo. The retreat offers lakefront access, boating, a playground, activity areas, and a gift shop. Ping pong, tetherball, bocce ball, a carrom board with checkers, horseshoes, and cornhole courts are available. Campground amenities include restrooms and showers with tiled floors, a dump station, and Wi-Fi. Pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards are available for rent. Firewood is also available.RV sites at this Mount Nebo campground offer full hookups and 20/30/50-amp service. Some sites have picnic tables. The campground is pet-friendly, and quiet hours are observed. Special events for guests and visitors are held throughout the year. Check out Visit Southern West Virginia, the Summersville Area Chamber of Commerce, and the New River Gorge Convention and Visitor Bureau for current information on local attractions, events, happenings, and tourist guides.

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The Great Outdoors

You’ll naturally want to spend as much time as possible at Summersville Lake when you are RV camping at Summersville Lake Retreat Campground. This is the state’s largest lake at 28,000-plus acres and 60 miles of coastline. The lake is home to small and largemouth bass, catfish, walleye, and panfish; trout are stocked in the spring and fall. There is a marina and a dive shop on the lake too. Other recreational opportunities include technical rock climbing, whitewater rafting, swimming, water skiing, scuba diving, hunting, hiking and biking, and picnicking. Boats and other watercraft are available for rent. There is a visitor center and an information office for convenience.George Washington National Forest is also easily accessible with your rental RV near here. This national forest is managed for multiple uses including developed recreation, camping, preservation, and the production of timber and wood products. It encompasses the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, the Cascades Day Use Area, the Sherando Lake Recreation Area, and seven ranger districts with offices. The forest contains 1,700 miles of open roads and 2,200 miles of trails. Over one million acres are classified as remote. Forest recreational activities include geocaching and letterboxing, target shooting, hang gliding, water sports, winter sports, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing, picnicking, rock and mineral collecting, and nature viewing and photography.The Gauley River National Recreation Area is another spectacular way to enjoy the great outdoors with your Summersville camper rental. It is widely recognized as one of the premier whitewater rafting opportunities with a large volume of water, big waves, a steep gradient, and technical runs. Other recreational activities here include boating, paddling, fishing, and hiking. The Canyon Rim Visitor Center provides information to visitors and serves as a touchpoint for interpretation of the natural, cultural, recreational, and historical significance of the New River Gorge.

Exploring the Area

The Summersville Lake Lighthouse overlooks Summersville Lake in Mount Nebo, and you can enjoy it while you are camping at Summersville Lake Retreat Campground. The lighthouse stands 104 feet tall and peaks at 2,164 feet above sea level. There are 122 steps that lead to a deck with spectacular 360-degree views. Tours, sunset tours, and fireworks tours are available. The Lighthouse Gift Shop offers eclectic gifts, local products, handcrafted jewelry, and souvenirs. Special events here include haunted hayrides and the annual festival. The Lighthouse Festival features pageants, live Appalachian music, a car show, exhibits and demonstrations, artisans and crafters, food trucks, and raffles.When you’re in the mood for big-city attractions and amenities, you can take your Summersville camper rental to the state capital of Charleston. This is a surprisingly sophisticated and diverse city that hasn’t lost its sweet Southern charm and hospitality. You’ll find plenty of museums, galleries, historic houses and sites, restaurants and bars, retail therapy, outdoor adventures and extreme sports, spas and salons, and everything wild and wonderful. There are fairs and other events to suit all ages, including makerspaces, tournaments, a craft beer and wine festival, guided tours, Oktoberfest, and a Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival. Check out the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the West Virginia Tourism Office for updated information on area attractions, events, happenings, and visitor guides.When you want to treat yourself while you are renting an RV near here, there are plenty of restaurants nearby. Choose from family-friendly comfort food, classic and contemporary Southern fare, ethnic eateries, and familiar fast-casual chains. There are also plenty of service stations, convenience stores, and truck stops where you can refill your rig after you’ve refilled yourself.

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What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.