Smith Mountain Lake

At Smith Mountain Lake you'll find wonderful places and people.

The area's great natural beauty--from the waters and woods to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia--is the perfect destination for your very own style of fun, whether you seek days full of activities or just plain relaxing.

Located in central Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mountain Lake is equidistant from Roanoke and Lynchburg.

The lake is a short 4-hour drive southwest of Washington D.C. and two hours north of Raleigh, NC.

Vacationers come from all over the world to fish, enjoy numerous water sports, and play on the 500 miles of shoreline. Get more info on where to rent a boat at Smith Mountain Lake >

Virginia is for Lake Lovers LogoFriendly people and genuine hospitality make everyone feel welcome and there's always something new to do.

World-class historic sites, unique shopping opportunities from antiques to art galleries, the latest fashions, fantastic dining and entertainment options, and simply sitting back and enjoying the glorious scenery make everyday complete.

Sound too good to be true? Just wait until you see the beautiful sunsets at Smith Mountain Lake.

Learn more about the following opportunities for fun at the lake:

Once you visit, you'll want to make Smith Mountain Lake your home. In fact, this little community of 22,000 has grown in large part to the many vacationers who have decided to relocate permanently.

The temperate weather, central location along the East Coast, and a small town atmosphere make Smith Mountain Lake an excellent place to raise your family, start a business, or just kick back and relax.

History of Smith Mountain Lake

Statistics & General Info

Population: 22,000

Lake Size: 32 square miles & 500 miles of shoreline

Average Depth: 55 feet

Public Marinas: Parkway Marina, Bridgewater Marina, Smith Mountain Dock & Lodge, Mitchells Point Marina, Sportsmans Marina

Counties: Franklin, Bedford, Pittsylvania

Header photo courtesy of Zach Ashton

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Smith Mountain Lake Visitors Center

16430 Booker T. Washington Highway
Moneta, VA 24121
(540) 721-1203 (540) 721-1203
Roanoke Region Spotlight

Vacation rentals, homes, and other unique places to stay at Smith Mountain Lake.

With its location along the shore of the lake, Smith Mountain is one of the most iconic and beautiful mountains in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Learn the story of the construction of Smith Mountain Lake.