A great way to explore Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains is by paddling on one of the many rivers, streams and lakes that meander through the region's valleys and mountain passes. With cool, clear water below and sunny skies above, you'll love the blueways of Franklin County and the Upper James River in Botetourt County. Outfitters are ready to help you plan a fun and safe day on the water that your family will remember forever.
For paddling and boating, Smith Mountain Lake has rentals for motor boats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, house boats, sail boats, canoes and kayaks. With over 500 miles of gorgeous shoreline, boating is one of the most popular activities at Smith Mountain Lake.