SHERANDO LAKE GROUP CAMP, VA

Sherando Lake Group Camp attracts groups of families and friends, as well as special interest clubs. It is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is known locally as the jewel of the mountains, where visitors enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming and relaxing on the sandy beach.The group...
Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • No electric, water or sewer hookups available
  • No boat ramp available
  • Boaters must wear approved life jackets
  • Gasoline engines not permitted on the lake
  • Cell phone coverage is unreliable
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Sherando Lake Group Camp GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 15
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sherando Lake Group Camp GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 15
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sherando Lake Group Camp GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 15
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sherando Lake Group Camp GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 15
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Sherando Lake Group Camp GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 15
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Sherando Lake Sherando Lake Pavilion at the Beach Sherando Lake Beach Sherando Lake Williams Branch Picnic Shelter Sherando Lake Group Campsite Sherando Lake Group Campsite
Overview

Overview

Sherando Lake Group Camp attracts groups of families and friends, as well as special interest clubs. It is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is known locally as the jewel of the mountains, where visitors enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming and relaxing on the sandy beach.

Natural Features:

The group camp located at the upper end of the Sherando Lake Recreation Area is just above the 7 acre upper lake. The group campsites are located around the outer portion of the loop with a large grass field on the interior of the loop for activities and games. Both the upper 7 acre lake and the lower 25 acre lake are fed by the South Fork of Back Creek as well as a number of natural springs, so the water is cool even in the warm summer months.

Recreation:

Upper Sherando Lake is a fisherman's haven that does not allow swimming. The Lower Lake is ideal for a mixture of swimming, boating and fishing. Fishing licenses are required to fish on either lake.

Many hiking opportunities abound, including the Blue Loop Trail, the Lakeside Trail and the Torry Ridge Trail that heads to Bald Knob.

Fun weekend campfire programs take place at the amphitheater in summertime.

Facilities:

The five tent-only group campsites are located along one loop. Each site can accommodate a maximum of 15 guests, or a large group can reserve all 5 sites to fit up to no more than 75 guests. Each site is delineated with fencing and is equipped with picnic tables, a grill, lantern poles, and a serving table. A bathroom with flush toilets and shower is located at the upper end of the loop and a vault toilet at the lower end of the loop. Drinking water is available at each site.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearest groceries and fuel are located in Stuarts Draft, Virginia, about 15 minutes from the recreation area.

A golf course and ski resort with wonderful scenic overlooks are within 10 miles of Sherando Lake.

Booking Window
Thu Sep 18 2014 - Mon Sep 14 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
Group area camping after Oct 31 is dry camping. Only vault toilet is available.

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Thu Oct 30 2014
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Thu Oct 29 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Boating
  • Campfire Programs
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Host
  • Ice Machine
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Oct 30 2014
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 29 2015
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.92972, -78.97972
37°55'47"N, 78°58'47"W

From I-64, take Exit 96 just east of Stuarts Draft. Go south on State Route 624, which becomes State Route 664 at Lyndhurst. Continue south on State Route 664 approximately 8 miles to the entrance to the Sherando Lake Recreation Area on the right. The gatehouse is approximately 0.5 miles ahead. If the gatehouse is closed, continue through the recreation area to the group camping area at the end of the road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SHERANDO LAKE GROUP CAMP
96 Sherando Lake Road
Lyndhurst  VA  22952

Phone Number:

Information:  (540)291-2188
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