Sherando Lake Recreation Area

Natural Bridge Station, Virginia

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While living in the Shenandoah Valley for 20 years, I took Sherando Lake Recreation Area largely for granted. It was just a half-hour’s drive from my home, and I enjoyed visiting for a day of swimming, fishing, canoeing, or mountain biking but infrequently spent the night. In the course of compiling information for this book, however, I saw Sherando Lake in a new light when I compared it to other beautiful campgrounds across Virginia. The name, Sherando, is thought to be a variant on “Shenandoah,” which is widely translated as “daughter of the stars.” And the campground here shines brightly as a possible destination for campers, not only because of its own offerings but also because of its potential as a base camp from which to explore this section of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Shenandoah Valley.
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by Randy Porter (Menasha Ridge Press)

While living in the Shenandoah Valley for 20 years, I took Sherando Lake Recreation Area largely for granted. It was just a half-hour’s drive from my home, and I enjoyed visiting for a day of swimming, fishing, canoeing, or mountain biking but infrequently spent the night. In the course of compiling information for this book, however, I saw Sherando Lake in a new light when I compared it to other beautiful campgrounds across Virginia.

The name, Sherando, is thought to be a variant on “Shenandoah,” which is widely translated as “daughter of the stars.” And the campground here shines brightly as a possible destination for campers, not only because of its own offerings but also because of its potential as a base camp from which to explore this section of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Shenandoah Valley.

©  Randy Porter/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Natural Bridge Station
Season: April 1–end of October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Sherando Lake Recreation Area

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