Battle Run Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Battle Run Campground is conveniently located south of Summersville, WV, on the shore of the largest lake in West Virginia. Superb water quality and sheer sandstone cliffs make Summersville Lake a unique place to visit. Boating, water-skiing, swimming, fishing for large- and smallmouth bass, walleye, panfish, and catfish, (trout are stocked below the dam in the spring and fall) scuba diving, picnicking, hunting, and biking are the favorite activities enjoyed by nearly one million visitors annually. Technical rock climbing and whitewater rafting are available year round nearby, with whitewater releases below the dam on the world class Gauley River in September and October. A marina and dive shop are located on the lake with grocery stores, restaurants, and service stations located nearby in Summersville. The campground offers 117 sites, 110 with electric hookups. The day-use picnic shelters are listed as a separate facility, Summersville Lake Shelters.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Fishing
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Bike Trail
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilet
  • Hiking Trail
  • Laundry
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Public Marina
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone


Peak Season
May 26 2010 -
Sep 05 2010
WALK TO $16.00
Walk In Season
Sep 06 2010 -
Oct 10 2010
WALK TO $16.00
Walk In Season
May 01 2011 -
May 24 2011
WALK TO $16.00
Peak Season
May 25 2011 -
Sep 04 2011
WALK TO $16.00

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. 2 night minimum on weekends. 3 night minimum on holidays. All sites in this campground are reservable. Reservations can not be made at the campground, all reservations are to be made thru the call center or on the website. All sites reservable from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day; sites may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis outside the reservation season. Register for the campsite during booth hours 6am - midnight. No pets and/or livestock. No all-terrain vehicles allowed. State law requires children under 15 to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. For more information, call Information: 304-872-3459 or Project Office: 304-872-3412. To rent the picnic shelters at Summersville Lake, search for Summersville Lake Shelters.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 16 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Battle Run
Campground Phone: 304-872-3412
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

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More About Battle Run Campground

Battle Run is a campground located in Summersville, West Virginia. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -80.90972 latitude, and -80.90972 longitude into your GPS device.

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