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Smith Mountain Lake State Park
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE STATE PARK
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE STATE PARK
1235 State Park Road
Huddleston, Virginia   24104-9547

Phone: 540-297-6066
Toll Free: 800-933-7275
Reservations: 540-297-6066
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Smith Mountain Lake State Park
'Beach Areas'

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Smith Mountain Lake State Park
'Boating on Smith Mountain Lake'

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Smith Mountain Lake State Park
'Nature Trails'

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Smith Mountain Lake State Park
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Although situated on the second largest body of freshwater in the state, Smith Mountain Lake State Park is not just for water enthusiasts. In addition to a full range of water related activities, including swimming, fishing and boating, the park offers miles of hiking trails, housekeeping cabins, primitive camping, picnicking, a visitor center and interpretive programs.
History of the Area
Smith Mountain Lake itself was created in 1960 when Appalachian Power built a dam on the Roanoke River in Smith Mountain Gap. Construction of the dam was completed in 1966, and in 1967 Appalachian Power donated the first parcel of park's land for the proposed park. The state bought the rest of the park's land over the next six years. The park opened to the public in 1983.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Huntingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Picnickingyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
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Swimming
The park's 500-foot beach opened in the summer of 1989 and is Smith Mountain Lake's only public swimming beach. The beach can accomodate 1,000 people and is guarded during operating hours. In the summer, swimming is free for overnight guests in campsites, cabins and the lodge, however it cannot be guaranteed should circumstances beyond the park's control require that swimming be closed. We do not give refunds for swimming to overnight guests under any circumstances.
Boating
Boating - Boat launching fee required for day-use public; overnight guests launch for free. There are no overnight mooring areas except in the cabin area for cabin guests only. The campers must return their boats to the campsite or overflow parking area. Boat rentals (canoes, kayaks, hydrobikes, paddleboats, pontoon boats, ski boats and fishing boats) are available at the park from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The park concessionaire also rents boats offsite the rest of the year. Reservations are taken for those wishing to rent more than six hours. From Memorial Day through Labor day, call (540) 297-3642 for information and reservations; call (540) 721-1639 the rest of the year. Purchase an annual boat launch fee by calling 1-800-933-PARK.


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Picnicking
Picnic areas include drinking water, grills and restroom facilities. A small picnic shelter, able to accommodate up to 50 people, is also available by reservation on a first-come, first-served basis by calling the Reservation Center at 1-800-933-7275, or in Richmond 225-3867. The picnic area is open year-round. A large playground is in the picnic area. There's a smaller playground at the visitor center. Parking and swimming fees are not included in shelter rental. Click here for park fees.

Smith Mountain Lake State Park Picnic Shelter - One shelter is available for rent. It can be rented from 8 a.m. to dusk (all day). The park also rents an amphitheater through its office. Shelters may be rented year-round.

Cancellation policy: No refund within 14 days before reserved date. Before then, there's a cancellation fee.

The shelter cannot be seen from the road as it is 50 yards from the gravel parking lot down a wooded trail. It accommodates 48 people under the shelter. Thirty more tables and grills are in the area, but they are not reserved and the general public uses the other tables around the shelter. The shelter has a large grill and picnic tables. Restrooms are accessible at the parking lot, approximately 100 yards from the shelter. There is no electricity or water at shelter. Parking is available in gravel lot with additional paved parking farther from the shelter. There is a playground nearby. Prior arrangements must be made with staff if any guests are handicapped or if a caterer will be used.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 20 Great for children by andre
A fine park for children and adults. The park hosts a series of programs for both. Especially recommend the Jr. Ranger Program for those either living in the area or staying for an extended period.
September 16 Love this place! by Tina
My family and I go here every fall and stay in the cabins. It is an excellent place to stay. Quiet and beautiful!


Area Fishing Related Businesses

Smith Mountain Lake Sporting
16483 Moneta Rd # J
Moneta, VA
(540) 297-7050


Captain's Quarters
16525 Booker T Washington Hwy
Moneta, VA
(540) 721-1175


Indian Pointe Bait & Tackle
2035 Morewood Rd
Hardy, VA
(540) 721-1159


Area Cabins and Lodges
Bernard's Landing Resort & Conference Center: Reservations
775 Ashmeade Rd
Moneta, VA
(540) 721-8870


Stripers Landing
1089 Bluewater Dr
Moneta, VA
(540) 721-1229


Mariner's Landng Golf & Lake Community
1037 Whitetail Dr
Huddleston, VA
(540) 297-3200


Bernard's Landing-Cpoa
900 Ashmeade Rd
Moneta, VA
(540) 721-2762


Mariners Landing at Smith Mountain Lake
1037 Whitetail Dr
Huddleston, VA
(540) 297-4900


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Pilot Knob Inn - Pinnacle, NCBBs / Inns
Designed with Romance In Mind for your Perfect Romantic Getaway for you your Sweetheart. We are nestled in a wooded landscape, our individual log cabins are designed to provide you with the rustic charm of yesteryear along with the comforts we enjoy today. A six acre lake in walking distance from all cabins suites.
Web Site: pilotknobinn.com/
70.1 miles from park*
Area Resources
Sky Scape Cabins LLC - Martinsville, VABuilding Contractors
Vacation and retirement Log cabin packages for sale. Lowest prices in America.
Web Site: skyscapecabins.com
36.9 miles from park*
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Directions
The park is on the north shore of Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford County, approximately 40 miles from both Lynchburg and Roanoke and 140 miles from Richmond. To get there, take U.S. 460 to Route 122 South to Moneta, then go east on Route 608 to White House. Next go south on Route 626 for two miles to park entrance.

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