Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains are one of the country’s most scenic destinations, and every year, people from near and far come to camp out at the region’s many campgrounds. If you’re planning on visiting yourself, you’ll want to take a look at Sherando Lake Recreation Area Family Camping. Set beside Sherando Lake, a calm body of water with over 30 surface acres, this wonderful campground offers visitors the opportunity to take a break from the stresses of everyday life. You can find true relaxation camping out under the stars, paddling on the lake, hiking through the woods, and enjoying the great company you bring along — including your dog, since the campground welcomes furry paws!
The campground’s sites are arranged around three loops. Loop A houses non-electric campsites, Loop B has first-come, first-served sites, and Loop C has sites with electric hookups. The nightly fee for a nonelectric site is $22, and the fee for an electric site is $28.
The campground’s amenities ensure you’ll have everything you need for a pleasant camping experience. They include showers, drinking water, flush toilets, campfire rings with grills, and food storage lockers. There is also a dump station near the parking area.
In the surrounding area, you can find many fun outdoor activities. The adjacent lake is a great place to start since it’s so close to the campground. There, you can swim, paddle, and fish (note that boats with gasoline motors are not permitted, but electric motors are fine). You can also stop by one of the many trails in the area for a hike.
The campground rests in an active bear zone — please note that all food must be stored in a locker or vehicle, and you'll be charged a fine for violating this policy. If you plan on boating, make sure you bring life jackets, as they are required. Also, the area has spotty cell phone coverage, so you may not have constant access to your network.