The Sherando Lake Recreation Area lies within the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and is one of the most popular recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest. The area includes 2 lakes with most of the recreational facilities lying between them. Sherando Lake is the lower and larger of the two lakes at 24 acres. It, as well as many of the recreational facilities, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the mid 1930s. Sherando Lake features swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, and fishing. The campground has 65 family campsites as well as group sites. Amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, showers, and a trailer dump station. Swimming facilities include a sandy beach, a shaded grass area, and a bathhouse with warm showers.