Sherando Lake Recreation Area

Category: Campground

Address: 96 Sherando Lake Rd, Lyndhurst, VA 22952, USA

Phone: +15402912188


Vanessa D

Oct 24, 2021

Sherando Lake is SO pretty and serene in the fall when the leaves are changing. It's also a lot of fun for kids in the summer, too. I used to love swimming out to the little island with my friends as a kid. There's a hiking loop around the lake if that's your thing. Plenty of parking spaces available in the parking lot.

David Wood

Oct 24, 2021

An old state park that must have been glorious when built, is still a charm. Tons of parking and plenty of huge picnic tables. The campgrounds have too many sites bunched together. The camp hosts are outstanding at keeping the place as …

Tin Nguyen

Oct 24, 2021

I remember coming here 15 years ago. The place a bit outdated, but beauty’s stills there. It’s not as crowded as it used to be. Maybe I came during the weekday.

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Questions & Answers

Is the snack bar open this summer for campers?

Katherine Tolton Sendall | Jul 25, 2021
Tiara Wicks | Jul 26, 2021


do you have bears?

MynaJ | Nov 23, 2019
Freida Hays | Nov 24, 2019

I've not seen any

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Is hammock camping allowed?

Jordan C. | Nov 23, 2019
larry davis | Nov 24, 2019

Im a host there, yes you can

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Are the roads within paved or gravel?

Patricia Cloud | Nov 23, 2019
Sarah Lovell | Nov 24, 2019


Are floats and/or canoes allowed on lake?

Beth Reil | Nov 23, 2019
SR Kettyle | Nov 24, 2019

Yes they are.

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Is sherando Lake supposed to be open for swimming today?

rosi Alarcon | Jun 25, 2021
Lee Whorley | Jun 26, 2021

I believe they are now fully open. They just stress taking fees on Tuesday

Is there a spot to rent a canoe?

Erin Nicholls | Sep 23, 2021
David Price | Sep 24, 2021

They use to have row boat rentals.

Is this open now for public?

Clem Lima | Nov 22, 2020
Sarah Lovell | Nov 23, 2020

No not yet I went to their website and it said they were still closed. Maybe by Friday it will change.

Are dogs allowed for camping?

Bonnie Long | Nov 23, 2019
Josh Branch | Nov 24, 2019

Yes dogs are allowed, must be on a leash , they are not allowed in the beach area, unless it is a service animal

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Is there extra parking for cars?

Elena Marshel | Nov 23, 2018
Joe Bishop | Nov 24, 2018

There is plenty of parking near the beach and before the campsites.

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Is sherando lake open for day use

J B | Jul 25, 2021
Gabriel Gorin | Jul 26, 2021


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Are they open now and can you just visit to fsh?

Jesse Jamesink | Nov 23, 2019
Tracy Smith | Nov 24, 2019

Yes, they are open year round and the gates have been open this week You sure can visit to just fish. Sherando lakes are in the national forest. They are not a state park. Regulations: From June 16 through September 30, general statewide fishing regulations apply. At this time no trout license is required. October 1 through June 15 a trout license is required. A National Forest Stamp is required all year. See for more info and to buy the licenses. See for a helpful fishing article about the upper lake.

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Can I come out there just to fish for the day?

Casey Alexander | Nov 22, 2020
Sandra Singleton | Nov 23, 2020


Does my national park pass work? How long can I stay with my RV?

Lee Marshall | Nov 23, 2019
SR Kettyle | Nov 24, 2019

If you have National Park access pass, that would work. I use mine all the time. There is a 21 day stay limit.

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Are debit cards accepted

Randy Smith | Nov 23, 2019
SR Kettyle | Nov 24, 2019

Not to get in. Cash or check. Debit and credit at gift shop only. Only know been camping for past 10 days there.

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Can i rezerve a camp site with electric

Steve Knighten | Nov 23, 2018
Dan Bostick | Nov 24, 2018


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is their fishing

A Google User | Nov 22, 2020
Ivy Tyler | Nov 23, 2020


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Can you go swimming in the winter or is it closed ?

45 strong | Nov 23, 2019
larry davis | Nov 24, 2019

You can swim in the lower lake, the upper lake is for fishing.

What time does it open

Unity Beverly | Nov 23, 2019
SR Kettyle | Nov 24, 2019

Sherando Lake is open from April to end of October. The day area closes at 8 p.m. You can arrive anytime starting at 6 a.m.. Hope this helps

Ate you open during the winter with electric hookups?

A. Finch | Nov 23, 2019
Liz Russell | Nov 24, 2019

No closed in winter

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Are you allowed to use float tubes to fish from in the upper lake at sherando lake?

Tonya Cox | Nov 23, 2018
Drew S | Nov 24, 2018

From website: "Lower Sherando is the largest lake, encompassing 25 acres of cool, spring-fed waters. Upper Sherando Lake is the smaller lake at 7 acres, available for fishing only. The lower lake is available for swimming, fishing or relaxing on the sand beach" I don't think anybody or anything is allowed in the upper lake.

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Is there cell phone service

Nicole Bailey | Nov 23, 2019
Brian Bruce | Nov 24, 2019

No cell service hooray !

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good afternoon, to camp I need to make a reservation?

Ashley Vega | Nov 23, 2018
Danielle Delvo-Steele | Nov 24, 2018

It's not needed, but the campsites that are not reserved are first come first serve so it's better to reserve.

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Can we kayak? And if yes do you guys rent kayaks?

omar ragab | Nov 23, 2018
Russell Deats | Nov 24, 2018

Bring your own. No rentals.

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Is the pucnic area open

HaldylE tv | Nov 22, 2020
Rick Miner | Nov 23, 2020

Only to those with camping reservations right now

Is swimming open to the public during quarantine? (No camping reservation)

girl gamer 61 | May 26, 2021
Kenneth Hall | May 27, 2021

No, it wasn't when I was there

How can I make a camping reservations?

Jim McGinniss | Nov 23, 2017
Bob Hill | Nov 24, 2017

Yup, recreation .gov, but only in C loop, A & B loops are first come first served.

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What is the phone number to the campground? What is the check in time? Thanks

randy mathena | Nov 23, 2019
Joe Vincelli | Nov 24, 2019

Check in was 1pm and check out was 11am when I was there 2 weeks ago..

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Are they open this time of year?

Mike Alvarez | Nov 23, 2019
Albert Louvrier | Nov 24, 2019


I know we’re in quarantine but can we still go swimming? My family has been wanting to go for a while now..

Jenns _destiny | Nov 22, 2020
Mark Perschel | Nov 23, 2020

The swimming is only open to campers at this time. They just opened last week. Best to call first

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What the rates for camping.

Grover Folger | Nov 23, 2018
Bob Hill | Nov 24, 2018

$25.00, we paid less with the senior pass. You can check all the info on

Looking to book a campsite and want to be within a reasonable walking distance of bathroom at Sherando Lake. Currently the website is only reserving loop A. Any suggestions?

Kristin Long | Nov 23, 2018
Marwa's Cooking show | Nov 24, 2018

It's not bad, but be careful, I have a 2 year old and she loves to run off

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