Sherando Lake Recreation Area

George Washington National Forest

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Unnamed Road
Lyndhurst, VA 22952
540-839-2521
540-265-5100
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GPS: 37.9198, -79.0081

Last Price Paid: $25
Number of Sites: 67
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1906 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
AT&T 4G
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: C6

jhinson would stay here again

“Maybe my favorite campground...and everyone elses too”

Reviewed Jan 09, 2018

Overall Rating

This campground is fantastic. Level sites, extremely clean bathhouses that are centrally located (in the center rather than on the sides), and an incredible stream that leads to a lake with a swimming area.

If you have kids (we have 3, ages 9, 7 & 4) the stream that winds around the campground loops provides hours of fun for the kids. The lower lake is really nice, with a beach and swimming area, and there is a walking trail around the lake that's perfect for the whole family. Both the upper lake and lower lake are stocked have great fishing, especially for kids. The shape of the campground loops are especially great for kids riding bikes and scooters. The drive is paved so they can ride around and still be relatively close.

Negatives:

  • Hardly ANY Cell coverage (there is a spot at the top of the park by the playground where you might get 1 bar or so. You may occasionally walk in and out of reception and receive the occasional text. When I come here, I plan on being off-grid.

  • Pestering Animals. Bears and Raccoons in particular. You have to put your food away at the end of the day, and keep your things relatively clean even when leaving for the day. That means, no trash out, no uncleaned cooking utensils etc. The bears are sometimes worse than others, but the raccoons are always a source of frustration. my dad once was playing tug-o-war with a trashbag with a raccoon. Also, occasional water snakes in the stream, which are totally fine if left alone.

  • It's Remote - the campground itself is pretty far from town. The nearest store is a convenience store a few miles down the road, but if you need real groceries, it's a bit of a hike, so plan accordingly. Also, they lock the gate at 10pm, and it's probably 2 miles from the gate to the campsites.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


2 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: C5

Toniscar would stay here again

“Best Experience”

Reviewed Sep 26, 2017

Overall Rating

We didn't realize you generally need to book a site here months in advance unless you are willing to risk not finding a spot, so everything was full when we got here. The camp hosts were incredibly helpful, however, and luckily a reservation had been cancelled so we scored a spot for 3 nights. Beautiful trails, decent bathrooms and simply a wonderful atmosphere. Down the road people sold firewood, since the park doesn't. Definitely check out the lake, where you can swim in one area and fish/kayak (no rentals though) in another. We are very happy to have stopped here!! No phone reception for AT&T nor Wifi, but just disconnect for a while! For emergencies you can climb up onto the hill by loop C for a little reception.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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