SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WOAY)- Do you love exploring the wild and wonderful that is West Virginia. Then you have to come check the Summersville Lighthouse in Summersville.

” The lighthouse is a 104 foot four and 7 inches or so I was telling somebody during its inauguration. When the guys who built it with me corrected me it is a 107 foot and four inches. So we have a little discrepancy, so we like to say it’s over 100 feet” said Steve Keblesh the president of Summersville Lake Retreat.

As we climbed the stairs 100 feet to the top; let me just tell you, even though it is a workout to get to the top. you get rewarded with one of the most stunning views you can get in southern West Virginia.

“It’s incredible, we have a three county view that overlooks the largest lake in the state. We overlook Gauley Mountain, you should come up and see it” said Steve

There is a lot to do here at the Summersville Lake Retreat than just touring the lighthouse. “Camping, cabins, we do family reunions, we rent boats. everything from stand up paddle-boards, kayaks, canoes, on up to the ten passenger pontoon boats. So come on up enjoy the lake for the day or make it a long weekend we’ll accommodate you” said Steve

So if you love the outdoors, you can easily have a wonderful time here at the Summersville Lake Retreat. And the best part is that you can get here in just one tank of gas.

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Matt Bullock is currently the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter for WOAY-TV Matt Bullock has always dreamed about becoming a meteorologist since he was 5 years old. He would draw the 7-day forecast on a wall made out of chalk paint that his mom painted for the family to use. Growing up his role models were Greg Fishel on WRAL, his older sisters, and his parents. Matt loves all kinds of weather including; hurricanes, severe weather, and snowstorms. Matt grew up in Cary, NC. He went to college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and graduated with a bachelors of science in earth and environmental science with a concentration of atmospheric science in June of 2018. He is a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He completed an internship at WRAL in Raleigh, NC during the summer of 2017, winter of 2017, and summer of 2018. Matt moved to West Virginia to take his first job as the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter at WOAY. You can find him on the weekends at 6 and 11 pm at WOAY-TV When Matt isn’t working he enjoys watching sports. His teams are the Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Pittsburgh Pirates, and his alma mater Charlotte 49ers. He also enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his friends and family. He is always keeping his eyes on the skies as he is keeping up with the weather three times a day. Have any tips or weather questions? Email me