All hiking trails are open to biking as well,
however no biking is allowed on trails within the
campgrounds. Numerous loop trail opportunities exist
in the Lake Sherwood area for everyone from the
beginning hiker to the experienced backpacker. All
trails start at a trailhead in the picnic area. The
shortest, most popular trail is a 3.5 mile scenic
loop around Lake Sherwood.
Lake Sherwood contains a variety of fish, including
bass, bluegills, bullheads, catfish, and tiger
muskies. Meadow Creek, below Lake Sherwood, is
intermittently stocked with trout. A state fishing
license and a National Forest stamp are required,
and if fishing for trout, a trout stamp is required.
Please contact the West Virginia Division of Natural
Resources for more information on fishing licensing
One of the most beautiful swimming areas in West
Virginia is found at Lake Sherwood. There are two
sand beaches, one on the "mainland" and
one on an island, which are connected by a scenic
footbridge. The swimming area contains a bathhouse
complete with showers and flush toilets. Water
fountains are dispersed throughout the swimming
area. Lifeguards are not provided.
Boats and canoes are available for rent from a
concessionaire at the Lake. Three boat launches and
a dock are available for public use. One dock is
near the concession stand and two are in the
campgrounds. Electric boat motors may be used,
however due to the small size of the lake, no other
types of motors may be used.
There is a large picnic area at the lake, containing
individual picnic sites and a picnic shelter. Each
site contains a grill, picnic table, and waste
receptacle. Volleyball nets and horseshoe pits are
Lake Sherwood has three single-unit camping areas
and one group camping area. There are a total of 94
family units. Each unit has a capacity of eight
people and there is one double site with a capacity
of 16 people. Two vehicles are allowed per site.
Each campsite has a parking spur, tent pad, picnic
table, fireplace and lantern post. All camping areas
are served by restrooms with running water, flush
toilets, hot showers and electricity (available
during the summer season only).
In the winter vault
toilets and a hand pump well are available. Most
sites will accommodate trailers, however there are no
electrical, sewage or water hook-ups. A group
camping area is available for groups of up to 100
campers. This area is furnished with fire grates,
tables, vault toilets and trash receptacles.
Horseshoe pits are located throughout the
A picnic shelter is available for family and group
outings. Pavilion reservations may be made online or
by calling (877)444-6777. Pavilion reservations must
be made at least 4 days prior to your arrival or can
be made 360 days in advance.
Golden Age and Golden Access passport holders pay
half of all stated fees.
sites are not reservable.
reservations may be made online or by calling
(877)444-6777. Pavilion reservations must be made at
least 5 days prior to your arrival or can be made
360 days in advance.
reservations for 49 campsites can be made online or
by calling (877)444-6777. Camping reservations must
be made at least 5 days prior to your arrival or can
be made 240 days in advance.
of stay is 14 days.
Check out time
is 2:00 p.m.
A trailer sewage
disposal station serves the entire recreation
area during the summer season.
are provided at an outdoor amphitheater.
All dogs must be