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The Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Sherando Lake Recreation Area


About The Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains

The Sherando Lake Recreation Area lies within the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and is one of the most popular recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest. The area includes 2 lakes with most of the recreational facilities lying between them. 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.

Sherando Lake Recreation Area features swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, and fishing. The campground has 65 family campsites as well as group sites. Access to multiple trailheads and rustic architecture provide numerous points of interest. The hiking opportunities include the Blue Loop Trail, the Lakeside Trail and the Torry Ridge Trail that heads to Bald Knob. 

Source: Virginia.org, Recreation.govFs.usda.gov


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