Ok folks, it's time to go camping again! Anyone that joined us in June can attest that we had a great time! Autumn is upon us...so on this trip we'll enjoy the cooler temps and beautiful foliage. This time we reserved a group camp site so we can party together!
Sherando lake recreation area is in the eastern section of George Washington National Forest, off I-64 between Stauntan and Charlottesville. The campground sits between Sherando Lake and Upper Sherando Lake at an elevation of about 1,800 feet. The larger of the two encompasses 25 acres of cool waters. Both lakes are fed by the South Fork Back Creek and both offer great opportunities for fishing (license required). The larger one boasts a sandy beach to relax on; although it may be a little too chilly for swimming, kayaking is an available option.
There are several short (some easy, some more difficult) trails around the lakes and the immediate area that people can enjoy on their own anytime after arriving on Saturday. There's also fishing, kayaking, and simply relaxing on the beach as other things to fill your day.
On Sunday, there will be a 9 mile loop hike for those interested. We'll pack up the campsite after some breakfast and head out. There's a couple steep climbs but we'll be rewarded with some fabulous views. We will stop somewhere along the way to enjoy our lunch. If you'd like to explore the area on your own, you can do that as well.
Dinner and the campfire
We'll need a big feast to give us energy for our Sunday hike. We will do it pot luck style. Please bring your favorite side dish to share. We will bring some dogs and chicken as well as some s'mores fixins. Don't forget your beverage of choice!
* please post in the comments if you don't own a tent and need space in a tent. I will send a recommended packing list to all confirmed campers
* we will meet at Vienna fairfax metro station for carpooling
* the cost is $5.00 per person and can be paid in cash to an organizer upon arrival
* please email me with any questions; on the day of, you can reach me at[masked]