family friendly swimming areas

Southern West Virginia is a breathtaking destination in the summertime. For families looking to beat the heat, there are numerous spots to swim and relax. So what are you waiting for? Grab your sunscreen, your swimsuit, and your favorite pool toy, and let’s go swimming! Whether you head to your local community pool, a nearby lake, or even your own backyard, taking a dip in the water is the perfect way to cool off and have some fun. So don’t wait any longer – get out there and enjoy all the benefits that swimming has to offer! Your body and mind will thank you for it. 

Below is a list of swimming areas broken down by county. Some of the locations listed cost money and do not have a lifeguard present, so be sure to click the links and read up on the locations to see if they are the right fit for you and your family. If you have a swimming location you would like to add to the list, contact us today. 

Swimming Areas

Fayette County                                                      Cost (Day Price)                      

Raleigh County

  • Lake Stephens                                           Not Listed
  • New River Park                                          Adults $8, Youth 5-17YRS $7

Nicholas County

Summers County 

Boone County 

  • Water Ways                                             3 and Under Free, Under 44” Tall $6, Over 44” Tall $15
  • Racine Pool                                             Not Listed

Kanawha County 

Greenbrier County 

  • Rainelle Town Pool                             $5 per person, Ages 3 and Under Free
  • Lake Sherwood                                   Free
  • Blue Bend                                            Free


*Prices may change. Check links for most up to date information. 


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