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New Gad is a location in the Forest region of Appalachia.


Before Summersville Lake was created, a farming community set up a village named Gad.[1] After the lake was subsequently drained by the destruction of the Summersville Dam in 2082, New Gad emerged in its place, a shanty town built over the original town's foundations.[1][2]


A small combination of handmade structures on the now-dry lakebed, oriented between an overturned ship in the northeast and a tugboat that settled upright on the lake bottom in the south against a small hill. Between is a mostly-wooden, multi-story maze of a shantytown.

Points of interest include the large shack in the center, with an armor workbench and a steamer trunk inside, just east of the green tug boat (which contains a locked safe), a chemistry workbench directly south of the steamer trunk shack, and a cooking station near the improvised hospital in the east.

An armor workbench is located on the top level. A chemistry station is located in a trailer toward the bottom. A brewing station is located at the ground level of the main structure.

Notable loot

  • Message to Beckley - Holotape, on a dining table in the upper levels of the shanty with the steamer trunk and red smokestack, on the level with the black and white parasol over a couch while viewing the north end.
  • Tear it all down - Note, on the very top of the shanty with the red smokestack, on a table next to a cooler, lunchbox and chair.
  • New Gad safe key - On a table in the metal RV with the chemistry station near the south end of the town. Opens a safe in a shed built on top of a tug boat at the south end of the area, with the water purifiers on the back.


New Gad appears only in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes

The town of Gad was a real-life town in Nicholas County on McKee's Creek that was bought-out by the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the construction of the Summersville Lake. It was located near the marina and possibly named after the real-life Gadd family.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Atlas of Appalachia p. 348, New Gad: "Before Summersville Lake was created, an old farming community set up a village named Gad. With the lake now "drained," a shanty town has appeared over the original town's foundations. It is a maze of tiny, interconnecting shacks. Learn to situate yourself by remembering the central "Big Shack" has four levels and is in the center of town, with rickety planks out to other sections."
  2. The Christmas Flood