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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: Hiking Trails, Beaches, State Parks
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Clifton, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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

12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

They were one of the only campgrounds that actually had tent camping. They were very friendly, had a lot of spots to swim, and had a lot of dock access. The camp sites were a good distant from each other so you had privacy. They have huge showers, and great maintenance for the rest areas. If we ever stop back... More

Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It was a beautiful day and the park offered several hiking trails. After asking the employee at the visitor center for the best trails to see the lake, she suggested a couple. They were moderate trails and offered beautiful views of the lake. It was definitely worth the visit.

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86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We really loved this park and the campground. We must thank a friend who planned a wedding party in the area because we would not have stayed here otherwise. The campground is away from other activities in the park, which reduces traffic in/out and makes it feel a bit more secure. The campground is set up with a nice loop... More

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I'm so incredibly thrilled with this place that I'm going to go the extra mile on this review to help others and spread the good word! Campground: • Tent sites - awesome! Large areas with nice rock beds for the largest of tents, with both picnic table and fire pit also on the rocks, especially nice when hit with heavy... More

Bedford, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

While driving or in the area make sure to spend a day at Smith Mountain Lake State park. You can swim, hike, bike, take your pets, camp, eat, picnic, jetski, fish, boat, and canoe. There really isn't much you could not do out there. Wildlife is right there for you to step into, but you can also just hang out... More

Savannah, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This park has it all! Beach, boat ramps, cabins, pavilion, rest rooms, hiking trails, wildlife exhibits...what more could you ask for in a well-run state park? They even have occasional entertainment on weekends. All on one of the cleanest large lakes in Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.. A very well-run state park to boot.

Northern Virginia, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We found this park to be quite lovely. We happened to visit this park on the Fourth of July. Because of this, the beach front/swimming area of the park was quite crowded. Although the beach area was nice, we sought refuge from the crowd. We took our toddler to the playground by the Discovery Center where it was much quieter.... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I'm surprised at now nice Smith Mountain Lake State Park is. The park is very large which made us glad we had our jeep to get to the beach and the fishing pier. The facilities are very clean and well kept and the staff is very friendly. We stayed for 2 nights in the overnight camping section, which has mostly... More

Smithfield, Virginia
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220 reviews 220 reviews
86 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This park has a very nice beach, cabins throughout and camping from tents to Coaches. The lake is beautiful here and fishing is good. Prices good and if you are there at a good time you can take in the Triathlon there. Good for biking also.

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