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Smith Mountain Lake

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Address: Moneta, VA
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Activities: Hiking, Fishing

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Bernards Landing

Excellent place to stay. Beautiful mountain views, gorgeous lake, and very private resort community. Plenty of water activities, and indoor pool and spa. Just a few short miles to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Dewitt, Virginia
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Dewitt, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to stay. Beautiful mountain views, gorgeous lake, and very private resort community. Plenty of water activities, and indoor pool and spa. Just a few short miles to town. Had an awesome time and would definitely return in the future.

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Buffalo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you are looking for a mid-size lake with good fishing and swimming, this is the place. There are accomodations available in all price ranges. There are also boat rentals and lots of restaurants. Enjoy your summer.

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Milton, WV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went here for a weekend with 2 other families. In total we had 6 adults and 11 kids and we had a great, fun filled weekend. The lake is big enough that you can spread out and take kids tubing and skiing and not have to worry about a lot of other boat traffic. I will agree with other reviewers... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This lake is over built and just a zoo. So long is the isolated lake with great wildlife and fishing. No thanks. I'll just vista Northern Wisconsin and Northwest Ontario, Canada for the great experience. So sad to see what has been done to SML.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Went for a day trip with a friend of mine. Rented a speed boat. The lake opens up beautifully towards Smith Mountain. A bit pricey but just about enough fun to make your toenails curl. Relaxing too. Pleeeeenty of things to do. A true lake community. Also What About Bob was filmed there.

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Stafford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We tent camped over Memorial Day. It was packed but you wouldn't have known it. Very Nice camp site, staff was courteous and informative. There was music and dancing Saturday as part of music in the park. Great weekend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Been coming to the lake from 1992. My parents came many times before and purchase their townhouse. I love the lake even though it is 6 hours away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This lake is a jewel, it's huge at 22,000 acres and has unique characteristics depending on your location of stay. The lower end is wide and expansive with huge wide mountain views and the upper is less busy and perfect for fishing, towing and skiing unmolested. Huge variety of on and off water restaurants, drive-ins and parks for the kids... More 

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Clifton Forge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very nice and calm during the week. We had beautiful weather. Great fishing area. Curious boaters. Great places to eat right on the lake.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

what a picturesque lake. big, beautiful, widespread and fun to visit. went to visit the dam overlook but it was closed by the time I got there.

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Address: Address: Moneta, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Moneta

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