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General Travel Information
The Summit is accessible by bus or vehicle via I-77 and I-64 (via SR-19) just outside of Beckley, WV.
The closest major airport is Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV (about 1 hour 15 minutes from The Summit). Airports in Charlotte, NC and Pittsburgh, PA (3.5-4 hours) may also be an option.
Amtrak offers rail service to Prince, WV (about 15 minutes from The Summit) via the Cardinal Line.
Driving Directions & Maps
Ruby Welcome Center
Text Directions to Ruby Welcome Center
(Charleston to J.W. And Hazel Ruby WV Welcome Center)
Start by merging on to I-64 E/I-77 S. Continue I-64 E/I-77 S onto a partial toll road. Take exit 60 for WV-612 toward Mossy/Oak Hill. Turn left onto WV-612 E continue for 7.8 miles then turn left to stay on WV-612 E. In .5 mile turn right onto US-19 S. Continue for 3.7 miles your destination will be on the right.
(WV Border via I-77 to J.W. And Hazel Ruby WV Welcome Center)
Start by continuing on I-77 N for 46.6 miles. Take exit 48 for US-19 toward N Beckley/Summersville. Continue straight and continue onto US-19 N. Continue for 4 miles your destination will be on the left.
Summit Bechtel Reserve on Google Maps
Official SBR Address
SBR North Entrance - Glen Jean
Document & Resource Library
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Click the links below to view/download the document or resource
- Summit Waiver
- Whitewater Release
- Health and Safety Code of Conduct
- Return to Activity Form
- SBR Swim Test
- SBR Overall Map
- BSA Annual Health and Medical Record
- Dietary Restrictions and Food Allergies Form
- BSA Immunization Exemption Request Form
- SBR CAMPERSHIP APPLICATION (FOR YOUTH ONLY. MUST LOGIN WITH YOUTH’S MY.SCOUTING ACCOUNT TO APPLY)
Local Businesses and Nearby Amenities
There is a ton of fun stuff to do in West Virginia. We could list all kinds of things here, but the truth is there are great organizations who’ve already done the heavy lifting. For straight up info on lodging, dining and things to do check out the West Virginia State Tourism website. Plus, there’s a host of amazing convention & visitors bureaus (CVBs) who can hook you up with more local information…and wherever you go, there are great visitor centers.
New River Gorge CVB – Fayetteville CVB – Southern West Virginia CVB
West Virginia Natural Features and Resources
West Virginia is probably best known for its rugged landscape and natural beauty. Amazing trails, overlooks and visitor centers abound in the Mountain State. Between West Virginia State Parks and the National Park Service, there is no end to the adventures that await. Looking to throw your line in the water? West Virginia is loaded with prime fishing. Visit the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to find out licensing requirements.
Local Historical Attractions
How about historical attractions? West Virginia’s got ‘em in spades.
Take classes and immerse yourself in mountain culture at experiencewv.org.
A great all-round resource is the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.
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