Smith Mountain Lake is the second largest body of freshwater in Virginia after John H. Kerr Reservoir/Buggs Island Lake. It expands for 40 miles and offers 500 miles of shoreline. And if that isn’t enough, it’s surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, making it one of the most popular and scenic destinations in Virginia.
The lake is bounded on the north shores by Bedford County and Smith Mountain Lake State Park, where campsites and cabins are available as well as boat rentals. The park offers more than 1,500 acres, hiking trails, picnic areas and ranger programs, such as guided night hikes and canoe trips.
Bounded on the southwest by Franklin County and the town of Moneta, it is home to several marinas, boat rental and guide services. Visitors can rent lakefront vacation homes and condos, or stay in motel and resort accommodations with boat slips.
And bounded on the southeast by Pittsylvania County, Leesville Lake offers even more opportunities for freshwater fishing and boating. It is truly a water lover’s dream destination.