This Secluded West Virginia Forest Lake Belongs In A Fairy Tale

The weather is warming up in West Virginia, and it’s time to start thinking about day trips to some of our beautiful lakes. You might not have been to Lake Sherwood. It’s one of West Virginia’s best kept secrets! This picturesque lake in the middle of the Monongahela Forest has a beautiful beach area and small islands to explore. It’s perfect for a family day trip.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

To get to Lake Sherwood from White Sulphur Springs, travel north on State Route 92 for 15 miles to Neola, West Virginia. Turn east (right) on State Route 14 and travel 11 miles to the lake.

For more beautiful lakes in West Virginia, take a look at these gorgeous photos of 11 of our most beautiful lakes.