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Established Camping

Lake Sherwood

About

National Forest

Monongahela National Forest

Overview

Lake Sherwood Recreation Area is a complete family destination offering a wide variety of activities and camping options. Standard, tent-only and group camping facilities are perched along Lake Sherwood, the largest lake in the Monongahela National Forest. Swimming beaches, a picnic area, boat ramp and several hiking trails are among the features of the area.

Recreation

Anglers seek tiger muskie, channel catfish, bullhead, bluegill and largemouth bass. Boating is a big draw as well. Hikers have the option of exploring Lake Sherwood Trail, Upper Meadow Trail, Meadow Mountain Trail and Meadow Creek.

Facilities

Anglers seek tiger muskie, channel catfish, bullhead, bluegill and largemouth bass. Boating is a big draw as well. Hikers have the option of exploring Lake Sherwood Trail, Upper Meadow Trail, Meadow Mountain Trail and Meadow Creek.

Natural Features

At an elevation of 2,600 feet, Lake Sherwood spans 156 acres. The recreation area is part Monongahela National Forest, which comprises about a million acres of forest in West Virginia, and attracts 1.3 million visitors each year. A variety of animals make their home here, including black bear, coyote, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, red and gray fox, bobcat, fisher, otter and mink.

Nearby Attractions

The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia is a 15 minute drive. The West Virginia State Fair, held in August each year, is located 30 minutes away in Lewsiburg, West Virginia.

Fee Info

West Shore Loop (campsites 1-26) $20/night; $40/night for double site; $24 for electric site<br>Pine Run Loop (campsties 27-61) $20/night<br>Meadow Creek Loop (campsites 62-97) $20/night<br>Cales Knoll Loop (campsites 98-108) $16/night. Cales Knoll is tent only and is not reservable<br>Group Camping $100/night<br>Picnic Shelter $50/day; this permits one vehicle a parking pass at no additional cost, all other in party must pay the $5/day day use pass upon entry<br>Note: West Shore Loop is the only camping loop open in Spring and Fall and sites are not reservable during this time. Call to find status of these sites.

Reservation Info

Campground and Pavilion reservations available at recreation.gov. Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made 6 months in advance for standard sites and 12 months in advance for group sites.

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Location

Lake Sherwood is located in West Virginia

Detail location of campground

Directions

From White Sulphur Springs, travel north on State Route 92 for 15 miles to Neola, West Virginia. Turn east (right) on State Route 14 and travel 11 miles to the lake.

Address

1079 MAIN STREET EAST
White sulphur spring, WV 24986

Coordinates

38.0066667 N
80.0105556 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Big Rig Friendly

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Lake Sherwood?

Camping at Lake Sherwood can cost between $24.00 and $33.97 depending on the site.

What is the max vehicle length at Lake Sherwood?

Lake Sherwood allows vehicles up to 55 feet.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Lake Sherwood?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Lake Sherwood. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Lake Sherwood, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

Why is it so hard to get a campsite at Lake Sherwood?

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