The Sherando Lake Recreation Area lies with the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and is one of the most popular recreation areas on the George Washington National Forest. The area includes two lakes with most of the recreational facilities lying between them. Sherando Lake is the lower and larger of the two lakes at 24 acres. It, as well as many of the recreational facilities, was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the mid-1930's. The upper lake was built later for flood control and is used primarily for fishing.
Sherando Lake features swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, and fishing. The campground has 65 family campsites as well as group sites. Amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, showers, and a trailer dump station. Swimming facilities include a sandy beach, a shaded grass area, and a bathhouse with warm showers. The lake is stocked with trout and non-motorized boating is welcome outside of the swimming area. Evening programs are conducted at the outdoor amphitheater during the summer months. A visitor center is located at the beach pavilion offering information and interpretive materials such as maps, brochures, and guidebooks for visitors. Ice, drink machines, and a snack machine are also located at the beach pavilion.
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c/o Glenwood-Pedlar Ranger District, P.O. Box 10
Natural Bridge Station, Virginia 24579
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