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Lighthouse Info

The Summersville Lake Lighthouse was erected overlooking Summersville Lake in Mount Nebo, West Virginia on October 17, 2012.  Standing 104 feet tall with a top elevation of 2,164 feet above sea level, the 77,000 lb. structure was a cylindrical tower constructed entirely of 1/2 inch thick steel.  With a base diameter of 12 feet receding to 8 feet at the top, visitors can climb 122 steps to reach a 360 degree gallery deck offering unparallel views of Summersville Lake and the Gauley River National Recreation Area.  Visit our Facebook Page at Summersville Lake Lighthouse.

OPEN Daily - April thru October            By Reservation - November thru March

All Lighthouse Tours are weather permitting and is subject to change without notice.  Summersville Lake Lighthouse tokens are available at the Gift Shop. Open 9am-6pm   Admissions: $7 – Adults and Children 12 years & older, $5 – Children ages 3 years to 11 years & Seniors 65+, $20 – Family (2 adults & up to 3 children)  Group rates available.  Sunset Tours - $15 per person and Fireworks Tour - $20 per person  (Limit to 12 people only)  Watch the video of the day the cranes lifted the Lighthouse into place at the Summersville Lake Retreat.


If you ever played with an erector set as a kid, you may enjoy this footage that was taken the day that we lifted the Lighthouse.  On October 20th, 2012 All-Crane of St. Albans, West Virginia used a 230 ton header crane and 150 ton tail crane to do the erection....check it out....then come climb the 122 steps to the top....

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Upcoming Events

6th Annual Summersville Lake Lighthouse

Festival & Car Show

August 24th ~ 10am - 6pm

Car show from the top

Join us for the 6th Annual Summersville Lake Lighthouse Festival from 10am to 6pm here on the Lighthouse grounds. WSAZ TV3 News Anchor Taylor Eaton will be here to Meet & Greet along with our 2019 Lighthouse Festival Royalty.  Artisans and Crafters from throughout the state will be showcasing their skills along with live Appalachian music, great food, entertainment, raffles and a Classic Car Show. 

Live entertainment at the Gazebo includes EmmaLea Deal from 11am to 2pm who is headlining for "Rudy Elvis" who will be performing from 3pm to 5pm.  The Cranberry Glades Visitor Center's WV DNR's Roy Moose will have his Live Snake Exhibit.  The Nicholas County K9's will have a demonstration from 2pm-3pm in front of the Lighthouse & Gazebo. Smokey the Bear and Bobber the Water Dog will be roaming the festival throughout the day. 

Nicholas County Animal Shelter will have their puppies and kittens for their Free Adoption Day until 1pm.  Come pick out your next fur baby!


The Lighthouse Festival Royalty will have a $10 Raffle for a Kayak Package filled with 

Summersville Lake Retreat Certificate for Cabin Stay & Kayak Rental, Summersville Lake Lighthouse Tour Tokens & Tumbler, 2 Dollywood Tickets, Olgebay Resort Night Stay & Breakfast, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort night stay at the Mountaineer Grande Hotel & food voucher, 2 Winterplace Ski Lifts , Rentals & Lessons, 4 Tours at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, 2 Hatfield & McCoy Trail Permits, 2 Bridgewalk Tours, 2 Moundsville WV Penitentiary Day Tour Tickets, 4 Seneca Caverns Tour Passes, Go Mart Gift Certificate, Swarovski Swan Necklace, Coach Wallet, Outback Steakhouse Gift Certificates, Craft Kings Gift Certificate, Bishop’s Automotive Oil Change, doTerra Gift Set including an Essential Oil Diffuser with respiratory drops, hand & body lotion, sanitizer mist, throat drops, and lip balm, Precision Pipeline’s DeWalt 4 ½”/5” Grinder Kit w/batteries, Dewalt Compact Drill, Tillman Split Cowhide Drivers Gloves, Safety Glasses, Craftsman 22 pc Universal Mechanics Tool Set, The Tractor Bar Sweatshirt-Tshirts-Hats & Koozies, Park Center Sporting Goods Hat-Fishing Lures, Bug Shooting Targets, Hoppes Pistol Cleaning Kit, Camouflage Poncho, Gun Storage Sock & Flashlight Lantern, Lucky’s Outdoors Hat, Toboggan, Black Tshirt & Grey Tshirt, T&K Vinyl Creations Custom 20 oz Tumbler Certificate, Tractor Supply Water Hose, Perfectly Pink Soap Gift Set, Thirty One Bag, A&M Designs Blessed Sign, $75 worth of Arbonne Products, Jim’s Drive In Tshirt & Gift Certificate, Tupperware $40 Canister Set, Beauty Supply’s $120 value Hair Care Products, Colorstreet Nails, Rodan & Fields Body Replenish and Blessed, Stressed and Obsessed Custom Tumbler, Koozie & Pop Socket, Steadman Therapeutic 1 hour Massage, Beach Body Products, T & K Vinyl Creations Gift Certificate, and The Holy Cow West Virginia Cutting Board.

All Lighthouse Tours will be $5 per person on the day of the Festival. Paint MisBehavin' is back to do some really artistic face paintings on the kids and adults. Tupperware, Thirty One, Luluroe, Pampered Chef, The Iron Beaver, Jewelry, Wood Works, Birdhouses and more, the Food Court with The Big Lebowlski, The Rolling Stove, Almost Heaven Slush, Sugar Shack, Dickies BBQ, Appalachian Coffee House, Thai Rolled Ice Cream, JoJo's Waffles, Red Oak Grille and Triple H Concessions. 

 First 100 Cars registered will receive a Summit Car Show Bag with incentives from local businesses plus a chance to win some great prizes.

Best of Show wins a Trophy & a GoMart Tote Bag with goodies & $25 Certificate

All vehicles must be registered by 12 Noon 

Door Prize Raffles throughout the Day ~ 1pm-5pm

Judging between 12-3 ~ Trophy Awards at 5pm

Check out our Facebook Page for more information  https://www.facebook.com/events/429772284220875/

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2019 Lighthouse Festival Queens crowned at the

Nicholas County High School on May 11th.


Top 4 Queens 2019

                        Queens Table


Lighthouse Plaques


A sincere, thank you to all who have shown an interest in the Lighthouse Project and have asked about ways that they may help contribute.  We have set up ways that folks can participate at whatever level that they are comfortable with.

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A Lighthouse in the Mountains

2012-10-18-First-Sunrise Honestly, it all started over a joke. Back in 2009, an interesting fellow from Ontario, Canada by the name of Rick Butler had spent the summer as one of our guests here at the Summersville Lake Retreat while working as part of the crew erecting wind towers at Beech Ridge, a wind farm project in neighboring Greenbrier County, West Virginia. As luck would have it, we were located near the transportation route that the tower components traveled to reach their destination. On more than one occasion, we had marveled at their size as they passed by, just one blade stretched over half the length of a football field! Because of our unique location above the cliffs overlooking Summersville Lake, one evening we offhandedly ribbed Rick that if he would be kind enough to divert one of the tower sections in our direction, that we would keep it and disguise it as a Lighthouse, to which he replied with a classic deadpan expression on his face, “Funny that you say that Mate, we just lost one over the hill.” As it turned out, torrential rains had recently undermined the crib blocks supporting one of the newly delivered tower sections, and it had indeed rolled 75’ down an adjacent hillside, (leveling several medium sized trees in the process), deeming it unsuitable for wind production.

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At the Lake Gift Shop

Handcrafted Swarovski Jewelry, Lighthouse Gifts, Cabin Fever Turkey Calls, JQ Dickerson Salts, Wild Mountain Soaps & more

Open 9am to 6pm Daily - April thru October, November thru March - 12 noon - 4pm


Lighthouse Events

Lighthouse Festival ~ 4th Saturday in August - 10am to 6pm

Fear the Forest Haunted Hayride ~ Last 2 Weekends in October



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