Boat rental concessionaire needed at Lake Sherwood in the Monongahela

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Boat rental concessionaire needed at Lake Sherwood in the Monongahela
The beach at Lake Sherwood is a highlight for visitors. (Photo courtesy Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau)

NEOLA, W.Va. — Officials with the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia are soliciting applications from people interested in operating and maintaining the boat rental facilities at Lake Sherwood Recreation Area.

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The boat rental area at Lake Sherwood includes a boat rental registration and storage building with electrical service, a parking area, a concrete boat ramp, a floating courtesy dock, a shade shelter and bench, a double trash can, and approximately a quarter acre of grounds to maintain.

The boat rental permit area includes a boat rental registration and storage building with electrical service. (Photo courtesy National Forest Service)

A campsite with electric service and water is provided to the permit holder at no cost. At a minimum, the permit holder is expected to fully operate the boat rental area from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, according to Amy Lovell, a spokesperson for the service.

Lake Sherwood Recreation Area is adjacent to Lake Sherwood, a 165-acre man-made lake 10 miles northeast of Neola, West Virginia.

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The recreation area is accessible via paved WV-14 and is 30 miles from Interstate 64 at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The boat rental is near the public boat ramp in the beach and day-use area.

An on-site visit of the boat rental concession will be conducted at the Lake Sherwood Recreation Area at 1 p.m. on January 18, 2024, and will meet at the lake entrance station.

The Monongahela National Forest is located in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia and protects over 921,000 acres of federally managed land within a 1,700,000-acre boundary.

. All applications must be submitted to the Monongahela National Forest Supervisor, Attention: Lands Program Manager, 200 Sycamore St., Elkins, WV 26241. Applications must be received by the close of business (4:30 p.m.) on February 2, 2024.

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Applicants may contact Michael Hancock at michael.hancock2@usda.gov or 304-635-4438 or Matthew Edwards at matthew.j.edwards@usda.gov or 304-799-4334, extension 7995524.


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