LAKE SHERWOOD, WV

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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...

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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.

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.

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:

Each campsite has a parking spur, tent pad, picnic table, fire ring and lantern post. Showers are accessible.

All camping areas are served by restrooms with running water, flush toilets, hot showers and electricity (available during the summer season only). In the spring and fall, vault toilets and a hand pump well are available.

The parking aprons are gravel and some are up to 20 feet wide. No electrical, sewage or water hook-ups are available, but there is a dump station on-site.

Other amenities include a playground, picnic shelters and volleyball courts.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Flush Toilets
  • Flush Toilets (seasonally available)
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Lantern Posts
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Tent sites
  • Trails
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • No RV hookups are available
  • Only boats with electric outboard motors are allowed on the lake
  • There is a $3 vehicle fee for day use during peak season
  • Limit 2 vehicles per campsite; a $3 fee is charged for additional vehicles
  • For more information on Monongahela National Forest, click here
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LAKE SHERWOOD
410 E. MAIN STREET
WHITE SULPHUR SPRING  WV  24986

Phone Number:

Project Office: (304)536-2144