This is a wonderful National Forest Campground in a little valley deep in the mountains. The campsites are level and well kept up. There is 50 amp electric service, but no water or sewer hookups. Some campsites are in the open, and in these satellite TV is available. There is a nice fireplace and picnic table at each site. There is fishing in the two lakes in the campground, as well as swimming in one of the lakes. The campground is a few miles from any sizable town, so be sure to take enough groceries to last during your stay. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $15.00
This is our favorite park, as always, it was clean well taken care of, with clean bathrooms & showers. C loop has electric hookups, sites are fairly level & range from open to shaded. Has some very nice hiking trails for everyone from the easy to the more difficult, for the experienced. Two small lakes, the upper for fishing, & the lower for swimming & fishing, both are stocked with Trout, Bass & Catfish. There is a fresh water fill & a dump station, (which didn't have any water this time as it was under construction), no big deal as you can still dump. Great location for touring the Northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We will be back, hopefully a few more times this year. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $18.00
What a wonderful place to camp! This campground has level gravel lots with easy access with our 38ft 5th wheel. No water hookups, but there is a water fill station through the parking area on the left as you enter the park. The bath house was clean and well maintained. The lakes and trails around the lakes made for great family hikes. Peaceful and beautiful. My family had an awesome experience here and will be back again. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.
Really nice area and campground. Nice spacing between sites, and decent privacy. The camp hosts were delightful people and everyone we encountered in loop C was friendly. As noted already, there is no cell phone service, Wi-Fi, or OTA television. One really feels cut off from the rest of the world, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. There are only 4 sites in this campground that are rated to handle 40 ft rigs. These sites are in probably the only area in the entire campground that trees don't interfere with satellite reception. It seemed that all of the other sites were heavily treed. The lower lake, beach, and day use areas were very crowded on the weekend. The C loop, next to the upper lake, was a very peaceful place, away from the crowded day-use areas. This was our first visit to this CG and as soon as we returned home we made reservations to return in the fall. We are fans. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
We got the last available site on Loop B, which was good because the only other available sites for non-reservation holders were on Loop A. Those would have been too tight for us to get even our 25' trailer into. The ranger said it would require some "strategic driving". Our site was large and level. The faucet to fill up the water tank is located between two parking lots and not very clearly marked. The faucets in the campground don't have threads so you can't hook up a hose. The park is up in the mountains and the roads in the area are a challenge. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.
Sherando Lake is a family favorite. The sites are wide and most are shaded. The sites are well kept, and the camp hosts are always friendly and helpful. Make sure you check out both lakes! The facility is well maintained and has many family-friendly things to do. The hiking in the area is great. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
A favorite camping spot that honors the U.S. Government senior citizen passport (half price). Area clean, beautiful, well-kept. It is IMPORTANT to follow rules concerning food storage. Careless people risk night visitors! I highly recommend this campground. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Tent.
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $15.00
It's a beautiful wooded CG. Loop B has electricity and some sites have water too. Bathrooms are OK, but no heat so cold on chilly days (it was in the 40's when we were there, which is very cold for 2 Florida types). Showers have hot water. We saw a bear when leaving. Our rate reflects the National Park Senior Pass discount. There is absolutely no cell service at all. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $20.00
Absolutely breath takingly beautiful park in between the mountains, with stream and lake. Tight for a larger MH but will handle 40ft. The place to go if you want to get away from it all. And I do mean all. NO phone or Internet. I mean none. We had to have phone service so we had to leave. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Me and my family stayed at Sherando Lake over the holiday weekend. We enjoyed our stay very much. We stayed in a tent but noticed how wonderful the Motorhome sites were. There were many family things to do here. There is hiking, swimming, fishing. The views are beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful during our stay. A short drive will take you to gas stations and country stores. We will stay here again for sure, next time in our Motorhome. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Tent.
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $15.00
A Blue Ridge jewel. Water and electric with a dump station. Sites are pretty level and well cared for. Bathrooms are clean with plenty of hot water. This has become one of our favorites and it's a great base camp from which to tour the Blue Ridge Parkway. Two beautiful little lakes to swim & fish in and some great hiking trails. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $17.00
This is our third trip to this gorgeous little gem; they just keep getting better. This was during the week, so it was very quiet. There are two great little hikes around the lakes, one not so easy, up to Overlook Rock The sign says .5 mi., but seems like 3 mi. going up. As always, the park is in great shape, with clean, functional bathrooms and showers. The grass was mowed while we were there. Very friendly staff. Rained for 1 1/2 days, but that's not the fault of the camp ground, & still better than being at home watching it rain. We will be back. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $27.00
After reading many of the great reviews we decided to make a reservation (recreation.gov) and stay here while visiting our Nephew that lives 30 miles away in Charlottesville, VA. WOW, we can't say enough great things about this park. Super clean.. There is not much information on the website regarding some important park information. There are several "loops", All of the loops have their own bathhouse and water spigots located throughout. White Oak Loop is mainly for tent camping, there were some pop-up campers but not all the sites could accommodate since some of the sites you can not back in. River Bend loop, this looks like a first come first serve sites, all of them have electric. Meadow Loop (where we stayed) all the sites can be reserved and have electric (50 Amp). Group Camping loop is for tent campers that prefer to be together. We have a 33' class A motorhome that had no problems getting from the interstate to the park / camping area. More then enough room for a 40' with a toad. There are two (small) lakes where fishing, kayaking and swimming are allowed. A bathhouse is located at one of the lakes. There is hiking available from the park via the Torry Ridge Trail, Blue Loop Trail, White Rock Gap Trial, White Rocks Falls Trail, Cliff Trail, Lakeside Trail and Slacks Trail. You could hike 2.5 miles from the park to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mountain biking is possible on most trails. We also brought along our road bicycles and enjoyed the area. While in the area we visited Hump Back Rocks, a 45 min hike off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Great panorama views of the blue Ridge Mountains. Blue Mountain Brewery, we stopped there for lunch and a beer, both were great. Starr Hill Brewery, free tastings on Saturdays along with brewery tours. The town of Charlottesville, VA. If you like music make sure to see who is playing downtown. Also lots of shops and eateries. Like others have stated there is not any cell phone reception here. A short 5 mile drive you will find two gas / convenience stores that will have anything you forgot. Oh along with cell phone reception. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $34.00
Located at the bottom a ravine from the BRP (the drive down was steep, but nothing out of the normal for the BRP or mountain roads). The campsite was well laid out and the self-checkin provided a detailed map to our site, which was marked with our name (we had reserved the site online). The other campers were friendly but not overly so. The campsite was situated in a wooded area with a river running by. We barely noticed the rain. We truly enjoyed the nature surrounding the site. We would come again. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $15.00
We were lucky. We pulled into this park on a rainy day when 3 sites were open. For the rest of our 4 day stay, nothing was available, and people were literally waiting in line for our site when we left. It's a beautiful park in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was established by the CCC and the quality remains. Large, wooded, sites, some fronting a stream. Sandy swimming beach. Beautiful grounds. Walking trails everywhere. A friendly camp host and staff. And electricity! A rarity for a national park. Make reservations way in advance for this place! We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.