Summit Lake Campground

  

Summit Lake

A 33-unit semi-primitive, wooded campground with paved access roads and parking spurs, located approximately 10 miles from Richwood, WV, adjacent to a popular 43-acre cold water fishing lake.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: See Recreation Site Information.
Fees See Recreation Site Information.
Permit Info: Sites are not reservable. Sites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions:
  • Maximum length of stay is 14 days.
  • Check-out time is 2:00 p.m.
  • Dogs are permitted if on a leash at all times. Leash must be 6 ft. or shorter. Food storage order applies to pet food also.
  • Single site limit is one wheeled camping unit only, defined as motorhome or travel trailer; no more than 8 people; no more than 2 vehicles. Vehicle pulling camper or trailer is considered 1 of the 2 allowed vehicles. Tents must be contained within the campsite.
  • Vehicles must be parked on gravel or paved spur, not in the woods, grass or road. 
  • Discharging and draining gray water and black water (sewage) onto national forest lands is illegal and punishable by fines under 36 CFR 261.11(c) and 36 CFR 261.11 (d). Dump station and water fill are available in Richwood at Four Seasons Outfitter and Adventure Sports. Dump stations are also available in Marlinton. Cranberry Campground has its own dump station that is donation based.
  • Please see bulletin boards for more information.
Closest Towns: Richwood, WV
Water: Hand Pump in upper loop; faucet in lower loop
Restroom: Five accessible vault toilets.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:  
More information on this campground is available through the Gauley Ranger District, 932 North Fork Cherry Rd., Richwood, WV 26261 (304) 846-2695.

General Information

Directions: From Richwood travel east on State Route 39/55 approximately 8 miles to Forest Road 77, then 2 miles to Summit Lake Recreation Area.

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Campground Camping

Two loops with 33 semi-primitive, wooded campsites with paved access roads and parking spurs.  Campsites also feature picnic tables, fire rings, lantern post and gravel activity area. There is no electricity, but generator use is permitted from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 

RV Camping

Two loops with 33 semi-primitive, wooded campsites with paved access roads and parking spurs.  Each site includes a picnic table, fire ring, lantern post and gravel activity area. There are three handpumps and five accessible vault toilets . There is no electricity, but generator use is permitted from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

No dump station is available. There are two privately owned dump stations available in Richwood, WV.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.248730

  Longitude : 
-80.444800