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Smith Mountain Lake State Park

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Address: 1235 State Park Rd, Huddleston, VA 24104-3265
Phone Number: (540) 297-6066
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Beauty so close by!

I have spent time within an hour and a half from here for 50 years. We were happy to visit the beach/boat area of the state park and were very impressed. Travelled with my 92... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
GWA83
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CT
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CT
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have spent time within an hour and a half from here for 50 years. We were happy to visit the beach/boat area of the state park and were very impressed. Travelled with my 92 year old grandmother. Happy day for all.

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Thank GWA83
Springfield, Virginia
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the beach area!!! All the littles had a blast and didnt want to leave. Lifeguards on duty were alert and not sitting around talking or texting. Water appeared clean. The staff were pleasant and respectful. They didn't charge us for any of the kids. They also gave us a free ice cream. The park was clean but still infested... More 

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Thank TwinMomma111711
Bedford, Virginia
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sites here are plenty big and the fire rings to grill on are the best. The spots are shady so if the kids want a tent bring it. The lake is clean enough to see to the bottom and everyone is so friendly! This was my 2nd stay and the folks remembered me!

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Thank Lola M
Columbia, Tennessee
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58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice state park with a wonderful swimming area. We didn't camp but the camp sites look very nice too! Can't wait to go back and spend more time there.

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Thank Tchowell
Leesburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

SML was the best most relaxing vacations I have taking, I normally don't enjoy vacationing for an expanded period of time

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Virginia
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83 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Husband and I had reserved a pull thru RV site for 4 nights. We came home after only 1 night. The state park is beautiful. There is a nice fishing pier, adequate boat launches, and a well-maintained swimming area. So if the only thing I wanted to do was launch a boat or swim and/or play in the water, I... More 

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Thank BankerLady123
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, responded to this review

I am sorry that your visit was not what you were expecting. We have very few parks where campgrounds are right on the water. The primary reason is that the water is often the focus of most of the park activities. Unlike private campgrounds our parks are designed for outdoor recreation so we usually do not devote the water's edge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Im tent camping here for a week and it's been great. The park is well maintained and clean. Hot showers and clean bathrooms. The staff has been very helpful and friendly.

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit. I am glad you are enjoying your visit to Smith Mountain Lake State Park. More 

Moneta, Virginia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Wonderful place to explore our natural surroundings. We were given a brief description of the various trails and what we could expect to see that day. The actual hike was relatively short, but quite enjoyable.

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Thank ruthgreene40
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Our visitors say the number one reason for visiting our parks is for hiking or walking the trails so I am glad you enjoyed the hike and offerings at the park. More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This state park is a gem. It is so well designed and is located right on Smith Mountain Lake. The beach is very nice and there are boats to rent in season. There is also a snack bar and shaded area to eat. There is a cost to enter the park and also to use the beach-but it is very... More 

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Thank J G
Lynchburg,Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Early in the camping season so there were plenty of sites to chose from. Sites were clean and camp host was friendly. Trails were nice, play ground was well kept. Only real complaint is there are not many areas for families to shore fish. Would love to see them get some full-hookup sites.

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