Located in the George Washington National Forest, less than 5 miles from the Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway is a pristine, 25 acre lake. Known as the hidden jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sherando Lake is spring fed and surrounded by stunning mountain peaks and landscapes.
Over the decades Sherando Lake has thrived as a vacation haven and getaway spot as the lake has several recreation areas, hiking trails, and a nice sandy beach for children to enjoy. If you go swimming at Sherando Lake Virginia please be sure to be careful, and keep a close eye on small children as there are no lifeguards staffed at the lake.
Campsites and restroom facilities dot the shoreline and there are many places to put your boat in. The recreation areas contain many picnic tables, grills and a covered shelter area, in addition to the large outdoor amphitheater that hosts special events in the summer. Anglers visiting Sherando Lake should bring their rods and reels as the lake is home to various large game fish land several varieties of trout, bass, bluegill, and catfish.
Sherando Lake is not the only lake in the area. In the 1960’s Back Creek was dammed in order to control floods and this created the 7 acre Upper Sherando Lake, which also is nice for boating, fishing, and swimming.
Rather than camping out at Sherando Lake, enjoy a more comfortable stay in our Virginia Mountain Cabins, located very close to Sherando Lake and the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. You’ll enjoy cozy accommodations year-round and love being so close to all of the fun things to do in the Virginia Mountains.