Lake Sherwood Recreation Area and Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Lake Sherwood

Lake Sherwood Recreation Area is a complete family destination offering a wide variety of activities and camping options. Standard, tent-only and group camping facilities are perched along Lake Sherwood, the largest lake in the Monongahela National Forest. Swimming beaches, a picnic area, boat ramp and several hiking trails are among the features of the area.

At an elevation of 2,600 feet, Lake Sherwood spans 156 acres. TA variety of animals make their home here, including black bear, coyote, wild turkey, white-tailed deer, red and gray fox, bobcat, fisher, otter and mink.

Within the recreation area, anglers seek tiger muskie, channel catfish, bullhead, bluegill and largemouth bass. Boating is a big draw as well. Hikers have the option of exploring Lake Sherwood Trail, Upper Meadow Trail, Meadow Mountain Trail and Meadow Creek

The campground has campsite 104 campsites and 10 group campsites. Each has a parking spur, tent pad, picnic table, fire ring and lantern post. Showers are accessible. All camping areas are served by restrooms with running water, flush toilets, hot showers and electricity (available during the summer season only). In the spring and fall, vault toilets and a hand pump well are available. 

The parking aprons are gravel and some are up to 20 feet wide. No electrical, sewage or water hook-ups are available, but there is a dump station on-site. Other amenities include a playground, picnic shelters and volleyball courts.

Additional Resources

Lake Sherwood Recreation Area Campground  Map.

Lake Sherwood Area Hiking Trails Brochure and Map

At a Glance

Reservations: Camground and Pavillion reservationsavailable at   Reservations must be made 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made 6 months in advance for standard sites and 12 months in advance for group sites.
Fees Day-Use Fees:
  • Day Pass - $5/vehicle each day
  • Season Pass - $30. Allows one vehicle entry per pass. 
Peak Season Campground fees
  • West Shore, Pine Run, and Meadow Creek Loop Single Site - $20/night
  • Cales Knoll Loop Single Site - $16/night
  • West Shore Loop Double Site - $40/night
  • Group Camping Site - $100/night
Fees are reduced after water systems are shut down in the fall until they reopen in the spring. Non-Peak Campground Fees:
  • West Shore Loop Single Site - $14/night
  • West Shore Loop Double Site - 36$/night
Pavillion rental fees:
  • Picnic Pavillion - $50/day
Open Season: Mid-March - end of November
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: White Sulphur Springs, WV and Rimel, WV
Water: Drinking water available May to October.
Restroom: Accessible flush and vault toilets
Information Center: White Sulphur Ranger District

General Information


From White Sulphur Springs: Head northeast on E Main St toward Mill Hill Ave. Turn left onto WV-92 N/Pocahontas Trail (15.4 mi). Turn right onto Lake Sherwood Rd (3.8). Continue straight to stay on Lake Sherwood Road (6.4 mi). Turn right to reach the Lake Sherwood Recreation Area.

From Rimel: Head southwest on WV-92 S (15.7 mi). Turn left onto Lake Sherwood Rd (3.8 mi). Continue straight to stay on Lake Sherwood Rd (6.4 mi). Turn right to reach the Lake Sherwood Recreation Area.


Accessible fishing access, flush toilets, vault toilets, and showers.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Water Activities

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