Tent Camping Heaven
As you drive up, Lake Sherwood will be on your right. The swim beaches and main boat landing are over that way, too. Then come to the year-round camping area, West Shore Loop. The forest is dominated by white pine, oak, and hickory, with a lot of dogwood. Wooden posts delineate the campsites. Several campsites overlook the lake from a bluff. This loop has a full bathhouse for summer and vault toilets and pump well for the off season. The sites are very spacious, which adds to the campsite privacy. Some campers pull their boats right up to the shore from the lake.
The Pine Run Loop is on a little higher and drier land. It is heavier on Virginia pine and has a more open forest, but is still very pretty. The main loop here swings out toward the lake and has several sites that overlook the reservoir. There is another spur road on the far side of a rill that has very large campsites that can be reserved. At the end of this road is another boat launch.
The final loop, Meadow Creek, is also in a pine-oak-hickory complex. All 35 sites can be reserved here. The campsites are so well designed, well spaced out, and big that they attract some RVs. Just grin and bear it here; this place is worth it. The spur road with another boat launch has some campsites very close to the lake. The loop turns away from the lake, climbs a hill, and splits. There are more good campsites on both roads.
Campground hosts are at all the loops, making their contribution, giving Lake Sherwood that well-cared-for look. Water spigots are spread through all the loops, as are bathhouses. If you are coming from far away, reserve a campsite. Lake Sherwood deservedly fills on all major holidays and many weekends. It stays busy during the week in high summer. Autumn is an excellent alternative time with the fall colors reflecting off the lake.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication