Camping Season Wraps Up at Lake Sherwood September 5th

The Lake Sherwood campground and boat house will close for the season Monday, September 5 at the end of the day according to a press release from the Monongahela National Forest.  The boat ramp and trails are open year-round.  However, they will also begin drawing down the lake during this time to reduce the growth of water shield, an aquatic plant which is known to take over ponds and lakes.

The conclusion of the summer camping season allows the Mon Forest to launch the first phase of the Lake Sherwood Great American Outdoors Act deferred maintenance projects with as little disruption to the public as possible. These projects are expected to be completed by the beginning of the spring camping season in May 2023.

Here are the projects they expect to work on this fall and winter at Lake Sherwood.

  • In the Lower Pine Run Loop, they’ll remove the existing flush toilet building and replace it with a new precast concrete flush toilet.
  • In the West Shore Loop, they remove the existing vault toilets and replace them with two new concrete vault toilets.
  • In the Upper Pine Run Loop, they’ll remove the existing shower building and install a new precast concrete shower building.
  • All of the new buildings will have new concrete pathways for improved user access.
  • Additional work to be completed includes asbestos abatement, removal of an existing well house, installation of a new RV pedestal for combined utilities, and the removal and replacement of the wastewater lift station.

An additional list of projects similar to these are are expected to be completed in the fall and winter of 2023/2024 at Lake Sherwood. Construction of a new amphitheater and seating area was completed in 2021.

Learn more about Great American Outdoors Act projects at and be sure to check out the story map at


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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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