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Smith Mountain Lake State Park

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FISHING, BOATING: Located on Smith Mountain Lake, the park offers ample opportunities for shore and boat fishing. You’ll find striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish and several other species. Boat launching fee required for day-use public; overnight guests launch for free. Boat rentals (canoes, kayaks, hydrobikes, paddleboats, pontoon boats, ski boats and jet skis) are available at the park from Memorial Day through Labor Day. SWIMMING: The park’s 500-foot beach, which is one of two public beaches on the lake, is open from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. TRAILS: There are 13 hiking trails ranging from half a mile to three miles long.

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Directions
  • Directions: The park is on the north shore of Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford County, approximately 40 miles from 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 the park entrance.
Accommodations
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  • Total Number of Rooms: 20
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Points of Interest Nearby: Smith Mountain Lake, National D-Day Memorial
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  • Additional Information: Cabins, tent sites, and trailer sites are available. Boat launching is free for overnight guests. During prime season, a day of guarded beach swimming per night's stay is free to overnight guests.
Recreation
  • Additional Information: TRAILS There are 13 hiking trails ranging from half a mile to three miles long. Trails meander through the park’s various features, including hardwood forests, pine forests, secluded coves and picturesque vistas. They are open year-round during daylight hours. SWIMMING The park’s 500-foot beach is one of two public beaches on the lake. Between the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, guarded beach swimming is available for a fee. FISHING, BOATING Located on Smith Mountain Lake, the park offers ample opportunities for shore and boat fishing. You’ll find striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish and several other species. Boat rentals (canoes, kayaks, hydrobikes, paddleboats, pontoon boats, ski boats and jet skis) are available at the park from Memorial Day throu
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  • Sports: Swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, paddling
Cabins & Cottages
  • Total Number of Cottages or Cabins: 20