Agent Contact:
Jamie Smith, 304-651-9363


The Holland Homesite is a 3.7-acre tract of land located in scenic Nicholas County, home to West Virginia’s newest State Park, Summersville Lake State Park.  This is a great spot for selecting that perfect home or camp site. This wonderful property is within a 30 to 60 minute drive to multiple recreational sites, including, Summersville Lake Recreational Area, New River Gorge National Park, Monongahela National Forest, and multiple West Virginia State Parks.


  • 3.7 acres consisting of an already cleared home site or camp site area with the remainder being wooded acres
  • Use for your permanent homesite or for a prime weekend getaway
  • Many recreational opportunities at Summersville Lake and Recreational Area and nearby New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
  • Situated near Twenty Mile Creek
  • Other recreational opportunities found at Summersville Lake State Park in Nicholas County and Babcock and Hawks Nest State Parks located in Fayette County
  • The New River, Gauley River, Kanawha River and Elk River are all within a 30-minute drive
  • Approximately 10 miles to historic Gauley Bridge, West Virginia
  • Just over 30 minutes to Fayetteville, West Virginia – gateway to the New River Gorge National Park and world-class whitewater rafting
  • Approximately 40 minutes to Summersville, West Virginia – the county seat of Nicholas County
  • Less than 1 hour to Charleston, West Virginia – the State Capitol with major airport, shopping, and dining opportunities
  • Excellent residential potential
  • Possible recreational development potential – cabin site
  • Public water and electric to property.  Septic tank on property or new one could be installed.
  • Four season climate – the fall of the year is spectacular and summers warm and breezy


Google Coordinates:  38.278811, -81.141341
Address: 146 Rockcamp Road, Belva, WV 26656
Elevation Range:   +/-840 feet to +/-920 feet above sea level


Forest-wide, the wooded area is fully stocked, providing the next ownership with a great deal of flexibility in shaping their own silvicultural legacy. Stem quality forest-wide can be considered excellent with the forest containing a good stocking of trees.

The forest is healthy and there are no signs of pest infestations of Gypsy Moth. The Emerald Ash Borer and the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid could be present which may result in the majority of the ash and hemlock trees becoming severely stressed over the next decade. There have been no forest fires in the recent memory.


The Holland Homesite offers unparalleled recreational opportunities.  Numerous recreational activities are anchored by the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve with the New River and Summersville Lake being nearby.  The Gauley River, Kanawha River and the Elk River further enhance the water-sports opportunities.

Water-sports enthusiasts will find these waters ideal for boating, whitewater rafting, swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Great fishing is found in all the above-mentioned rivers and lakes with bass (largemouth, smallmouth and rock), flathead catfish, channel catfish, muskie and bluegill present in good numbers.

Nature viewing is first in line of recreational activities. Attentive wildlife management has been geared not to just larger animals. Equal consideration has been extended to increasing the numbers and diversity of species including neo-tropical songbirds, butterflies, turtles, frogs, rabbits, chipmunks, dragonflies, owls, eagles and hawks. White tail deer, black bear, beaver, red/gray fox, bobcat, wild turkey, grouse, duck, squirrel, raccoon, fox and rabbit make up the resident wildlife population. It is hard to find an area that has a better mix of wildlife.

Mountain Biking and Hiking
The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and Summersville Lake Recreational Area both contain miles of trails that may be used for mountain biking and hiking.  The area also offers several state parks and the Monongahela National Forest geared for these activities.

Rock Climbing and Rappelling

The area offers world class New River Gorge and Summersville Lake rock climbing.  Confident first-timers, folks who have climbed before, or those looking to advance their skills will enjoy the natural sandstone cliffs this area has to offer.


West Virginia is one of the states in the US that has two separate ownership titles; those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS.  All rights the owner has will convey with the property. A mineral title search could be conducted by a title attorney at the same time when the surface title search is being conducted.


The property was surveyed in 1990 by William Soloman, Licensed Land Surveyor.  A copy of this survey can be found in the Office of the County Clerk of Nicholas County in Deed Book 336 Page 200.  Additionally, a more recent survey was conducted by Converse Surveying in August 2017.  This survey was not recorded but will be provided to prospective buyers.  The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.  Before purchasing the property, potential buyers can consult a licensed surveyor to determine the actual location of the property and the true number of acres.


Road frontage on Rockcamp Road off of Twenty Mile Creek Road.


Water: Public
Sewer: Private Septic System on property or new one can be installed
Electricity: On-site
Telephone: On-site
Internet: On-site
Cellphone Coverage: Limited


Nicholas County has no zoning regulations in effect other than that which is enacted and enforced within the city limits of Summersville and Richwood.  All prospective purchasers are encouraged to contact the Nicholas County Health Department and the Nicholas County Flood Zone Administrator regarding installation of septic systems, water wells, and flood insurance requirements.


Deed Information: Deed Book 520 Page 662
Acreage: 3.7 acres
Nicholas County, West Virginia
Jefferson District
Tax Map 13A Parcel 30

2023 Real Estate Taxes: $151.98



One of the most exciting destinations for hiking, biking, climbing, and paddling in the eastern United States, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve was established by the National Park Service in 1978 and includes more than 80,000 acres in and adjacent to the New River Gorge and the valley of the New River. More than a million visitors annually climb rocks along the rim of the gorge near Fayetteville and paddle its whitewater runs on the New and its tributaries. Countless miles of hiking and biking trails wander the park and climb into the surrounding mountains. The nearby Gauley River National Recreation Area likewise attracts thousands of tourists annually, notably rafters during “Gauley Season” in autumn when the river runs strong.


The New River is shared by boaters, fisherman, campers, park visitors and local neighbors.  The New River is recognized as the “second oldest river in the world” and is estimated to be between 10 and 360 million years old. Its headwaters begin near Blowing Rock, NC and is one of the few rivers in North America that flows northerly.

Class I, II, III, IV and V rapids dot the entire 320 miles of New River making it a great paddling, tubing, and white rafting adventure. Beautiful cliffs, bluffs, and mountain views make it one of the most scenic rivers on the east coast.

New River Gorge National River includes 53 miles of free-flowing New River, beginning at Bluestone Dam and ending at Hawks Nest Lake. The New River typifies big West Virginia style whitewater. Within the park it has two very different characters. The upper (southern) part of the river consists primarily of long pools, and relatively easy rapids up to Class III. It is a big powerful river, but very beautiful, always runnable, and providing excellent fishing and camping. There are a number of different river access points, and trips can run from several hours to several days.

The lower (northern) section of river is often referred to as “the Lower Gorge.” In a state that is justifiably renowned for colossal rapids, the Lower Gorge has some of the biggest of the big with rapids ranging in difficulty from Class III to Class V. The rapids are imposing and forceful, many of them obstructed by large boulders which necessitate maneuvering in very powerful currents, crosscurrents, and hydraulics. Some rapids contain hazardous undercut rocks.

Fast water, big rocks and lazy/slow stretches are features of the New River. Water sports enthusiasts will find the New River ideal for swimming, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Great fishing is found in the New River with bass (largemouth, smallmouth and rock), flathead catfish, channel catfish, muskie, walleye and bluegill present in good numbers.


Fayetteville, West Virginia, with a population of just below 3,000, was listed as one of the 2006 “Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America” by Budget Travel Magazine and as “Best River Town 2013” by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.  Fayetteville’s historic district is both charming and one of the most attractive locations for outfitters shops, boutique shops, and specialty restaurants in West Virginia. More than a dozen antiques shops were operating in the Fayetteville area in summer 2017, and five independent restaurants in the district were offering an outstanding selection of unique cuisine.


The City of Summersville, with a population of about 3,500, is located in the heart of West Virginia and surrounded by cool and pristine waters coming from its mountains.  These waters provide world-class recreational activities such as boating on Summersville Lake, white water rafting on the Gauley or New Rivers, or hiking along the areas trail systems. Along the banks of these waters lay beautiful, dense hardwood forests, providing the trails, cliffs and wildlife for the dry life adventurer.


The Holland Homesite is within 45 minutes of Summersville Lake boat launch areas.  Summersville Lake is the 2nd largest rock-fill dam in the Eastern United States and the largest lake in West Virginia.  Bring your boat and jet skis to spend days of recreational fun on this 2,700-acre lake with over 60 miles of shoreline.  Fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and rock climbing are just some of the recreational opportunities that can be found at the Summersville Lake Recreational Area.


Gauley Bridge is a town in Fayette CountyWest Virginia, United States.  The Kanawha River is formed at Gauley Bridge by the confluence of the New River and Gauley River. Two miles to the southwest of Gauley Bridge, in Glen Ferris, is Kanawha Falls, a popular stopping point on Midland Trail Scenic Highway.  The community was named after a bridge over the Gauley River near the original town site.


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