Jump right in the water or paddle your way through Virginia's Blue Ridge.
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A camping trip to Smith Mountain Lake is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty, adventure, and peacefulness of Virginia's Blue Ridge.
With a Virginia State Park situated along Virginia's second largest lake, the entire family will enjoy pitching the tent or setting up the RV at Smith Mountain Lake.
The lake also offers over 500 miles of shoreline and countless opportunities for great fishing, kayaking, sailing, tubing, hiking and much more.
There are also many unique local businesses nearby for things to do, such as golf, shopping, art galleries, dining and special events.
The Smith Mountain Lake State Park features boat ramps, making it easy for you to get straight from your camping site to all the fun that awaits in the water.
There are 70 campsites at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, including 20 cabins, 26 tent-only sites and 24 sites with standard electric hook-ups. All campsites have in-ground grills for cooking and campfires, as well as a picnic table and post for a lantern. A full-service bathhouse is located at the campground for hot showers and a wash sink for any dishes. Swimming at the park and using the boat launch is complimentary for those camping in the park.
The campground is typically open from March 1 through the first Monday in December, and recommendations are strongly encouraged during peak season, particularly during summer and fall.
No matter what type of outdoor adventure you're looking for, Smith Mountain Lake will offer a fantastic camping experience for all types.