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Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse, Mount Nebo

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse is located in Mount Nebo. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Mount Nebo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Summersville Lake Retreat & Lighthouse and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is the classic tourist trap. We saw pictures of the lighthouse and thought it looked great. Our first warning should have been the question that came up, "Why would a lake need a lighthouse?" But...  read more »
  • Ok. Being completely honest, this lighthouse is useless as a beacon of light to wayward ships, but it does bring in tourists. :-D I'm a fan of lighthouses, so we stop by this one a lot. Granted it pal...  read more »
  • Ok it's not on the lake , it's not meant for boats . This is a beacon for planes, it's is on the lighthouse register and is the youngest lighthouse in the US , 4 yrs old. As best I can find out it is ...  read more »
  • This was an awesome stop as a lighthouse enthusiast. It was built out of reclaimed materials by local high school students and from local donations also a philanthropist with a fabulous outlook on life. Cathy in the gift shop was great. And if you are lucky you will get your tour from Clarissa a local girl who's gracious enthusiasm will touch your heart. We will be back to camp!
  • Nice place, clean shower house and bathrooms.
  • Recently stayed here due to the awesome location for local rafting. Staff was extremely helpful and even delivered our firewood for us! The campground was quiet and we absolutely loved the fact we were able to bring our dogs considering their like our family. Couldn't have asked for a greater weekend on the rapids for my fiance and I. Our stay will be bringing us back..
  • Nice commercial campground. As tent campers on motorcycles, we try to avoid commercial campgrounds, but occasionally we don't have another choice if we want to camp. This time, we went at the end of March 2012, so it was too early in the season for the State Park campgrounds. Summersville Lake Retreat is one of the nicest commercial campgrounds we've ever been to. Its a relatively large place, they have tent spots that are located away from the RV spots with well maintained picnic tables and fire rings, and they have a nice clean bathroom (with included hot showers), free wi-fi, and no obnoxious dusk-to-dawn lights glaring into our tent. The two gals at the front desk were super nice. Since it was early in the season, and there had recently been a lot of rain, many of their tent sites were a little soggy. We didn't know this when we got there, but they looked out for us and gave us a free upgrade to a higher, drier spot with water and electric hook up. (They weren't crowded, but that was still a nice thing to do, and much appreciated). This meant we didn’t even have to walk anywhere to fill our water bottles, and we could charge the cameras, phones, and laptop. There was a nice soft grassy spot for our tent (not a gravel pad, which I like to avoid). It’s not exactly roughing it. The whole campground is really well kept, and was generally a pleasant place to be. We enjoyed walking around after dinner; the cabins look fantastic if that's your thing (seriously, they are very cute, two of them look new, and are really nice looking) , and the playground looked fun and well attended to. So, two thumbs up to this place, I wish all the campgrounds we visit were run this well.
  • Way too expensive! For a standard gravel site, a mile from the water, we paid $43. No cable, no wifi, facilities a long walk away, and this was supposedly the 'discounted' price. Not returning to this place - ever.
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