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Smith Mountain Lake State Park

1235 State Park Road, Huddleston, VA 24104-9547
(540) 297-6066
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Huddleston
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Pelham, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had booked a cabin here for September 22 - September 26. Price was great, all seemed well. Our friend even asked about cancellation since my wife's Mom was sick when we booked in July. The problem is we did not check all the fine print to discover what the policy actually was. Yes it is all there in black... More 

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Williamsburg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visited SML State Park on Oct. 7th. We were able to rent bikes from the Visitor's Center. We spent about 3 hours riding on all the paved roadways throughout the park and had a picnic lunch near the amphitheater. There was a picnic table right next to the lake. We basically had the park to ourselves as we were... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We rented a pontoon from a marina by the bridge. It was a great way to see the lake and the many beautiful homes along the lake.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice getaway at Smith Mountain Lake. This was our second time visiting. The first time our cabin was just on a camp road. This time we paid a little more and got a lake front cabin. Great view of the water. We had a deck on the back and campfire overlooking the lake. The non-lakefront cabins don't have a deck,... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A really nice, quiet place to camp or stay in the cabins....we havent tent camped here though yet, but I bet those are good as well....views are awesome....worth the visit anytime...place is well maintained and clean

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was our first trip to SML and it was awesome! We have not been camping in years and our daughter never before. We forgot what we were missing! The campsites are great, the entire park is well maintained! Our young daughter loved it. The playgrounds are great, the beach is very nice and it was so convenient to rent... More 

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Springfield, VA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
68 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We recently did a day visit to SMLSP, primarily for hiking. After a lovely hike about, with very convenient parking at the trail head, we also drove around the park to see all the facilities. We had a nice break at the fishing pier (bathrooms and soda machines there too), stopped to see the tobacco barn, and went in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Area around the lake is beautiful. Boating on the lake was a wonderful experience for our family. We engaged in a variety of water sports and swam. The water was very clean.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Smith Mountain lake is a beautiful setting that unfortunately has become overdeveloped with housing and rental units. However, the state park retains the charm that I remember when this lake was less developed. The trails are well maintained and pleasant forested walks. The beach area has excellent swimming. Many of the coves alongside the trails offer small beaches that are... More 

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Clifton, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Good place to take in some rays! Easy access, small entrance fee, friendly people. Clean and great for families.

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