Soak Up The Sun With These 4 Lakeside Stays in West Virginia
Nestled in the mountains of West Virginia, you can find many beautiful, serene lakes that provide an escape into nature. Enjoy swimming, fishing, snorkeling, boating or simply relaxing by the water at any one of them. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort either; several locations offer an elevated experience and provide guests with the option of luxurious lakeside lodging.
Stonewall Resort State Park
Stonewall Resort State Park offers a secluded retreat, while being only minutes from I-79. Choose from the elegant, rustic lodge, cozy, fully equipped cottages or an amenity-filled campground, all lakeside, to relax and stay in while exploring everything else the resort offers. There are 1,900 acres of beautiful countryside to enjoy while boating, fishing, golfing and hiking. Delicious dining options are available, with three restaurants offering a wide variety of unique local flavors.
Summersville Lake is one of the most popular attractions in the Mountain State. The 2,800-acre lake with 60 miles of shoreline and clear waters provides visitors with a host of activities to choose from. Try your hand at boating, swimming, fishing, paddle boarding and even scuba diving when you visit this stunning spot. Mountain Lake Campground and Cabins has an option for everyone with their lakefront RV and tent campsites, as well as yurts and cabins. Battle Run Campground offers 110 campsites on the shore of the lake and an accessible boat ramp and fishing dock. For a slightly more secluded getaway, check out Carnifex Ferry Cabins, just a few minutes drive from the water’s edge.
Located in the heart of Mountaineer Country and just minutes from Morgantown, this 1,170-acre lake offers a plethora of family-friendly outdoor activities. While enjoying these tranquil waters, you can stay at Lakeview Golf Resort. You may end up having a hard time deciding how to split up your day between recreating on the lake and all of the amenities available at the resort. The waterfront location is home to two championship golf courses, two distinct dining options and a beautiful hotel with a great view of Cheat Lake.
Tygart Lake State Park
Tygart Lake State Park is beloved by outdoor enthusiasts for the recreation opportunities available here. Among classic lake activities, there is also an adventure lake with a sandy beach and 25 giant inflatables, perfect for letting loose and enjoying the summer sun. The lodge overlooking the lake is home to a restaurant operated by local favorite Apple Annie’s, which is always cooking up delicious delicacies. There are also 11 cabins available for rent, 6 of which will provide you with a stunning view of the lake.
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This post was last updated on June 27, 2023