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Mount Nebo, West Virginia: Only Lighthouse in West Virginia

Built out of a wind turbine tower. It was first lit on June 20, 2013. You can climb a 122-step spiral staircase to the top.

278 Summersville Lake Rd, Mount Nebo, WV
From Summersville drive south on US-19 for six miles. Turn west at the stoplight onto WV-129. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn right at the Summersville Lake Retreat sign. You'll see the lighthouse ahead, on the right.
M-Sa 9-5. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $7.
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Summersville Lake Lighthouse.

Only Lighthouse in West Virginia

Family has been by here many times and never saw this lighthouse. You can climb, but we came at dusk and they were already closed. We walked around and stretched our legs before getting back on the road.

[EC, 05/02/2024]


Summersville Lake Lighthouse

It's the only working lighthouse in landlocked West Virginia. You can climb the 122 step spiral staircase to the top and get 360-degree views of the area.

[David A Ridgeway, 10/01/2022]

The lighthouse looks old and real, and is climbable, but it was built out of a wind turbine tower and first lit on June 20, 2013. No ships have ever been saved by this lighthouse, although it helps with navigation for the local airport.

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