Lake Sherwood Recreation Area

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Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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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.

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.

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.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Lake Moomaw Greenwood Point Trail, VAGeorge Washington National Forest, VA
  • Jackson Trail, VAGeorge Washington National Forest, VA
  • Oliver Mountain Trail, VAGeorge Washington National Forest, VA
  • Jackson River Trail, VAGeorge Washington National Forest, VA
  • Bear Pen Run Trail to Buck and Doe Trail, WVWatoga State Park, WV
  • Honeymoon Trail, WVWatoga State Park, WV
  • Bridle Trail, VAGeorge Washington National Forest, VA
  • Homestead Trail, VAGeorge Washington National Forest, VA
  • Deerlick Trail, VAGeorge Washington National Forest, VA
  • Ritchie Trail, VAGeorge Washington National Forest, VA

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