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Getaway weekend

Toured the lake by pontoon boat with friends. What a fabulous time enjoying the sunshine and wAter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracey R
Gloucester, Virginia
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Just praceful...

We have been visiting Smith Mountain Lake for almost 2 years, and enjoy everything about it. We... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toured the lake by pontoon boat with friends. What a fabulous time enjoying the sunshine and wAter! Rented a boat for the day- ate breakfast, had spirits at a distillery nearby and dinner on the water. Plenty to do - just pick tour preference!

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We have been visiting Smith Mountain Lake for almost 2 years, and enjoy everything about it. We have a 5th wheel RV parked at Mitchell’s Point Marina, and it’s our “happy place”. We can kayak, rent boats, just float in the water and have enjoyed...More

Thank Frogger21348
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Our family rented 4 houseboats to accommodate our group. We had a wonderful time. The staff in the office were so friendly & accomodating. The lake is massive & although none of us were experienced boaters we pretty much had no problem navigating our way...More

Thank Frances J
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Smith Mountain Lake is a great place to go with your family. You can fish, boat, tube, swim, ski or just sit on the bank and enjoy the beauty God created. It's best if you have boat. There are plenty of places were you can...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great place to live and entertain guests. Good places on and off the lake to eat and shop. Many shots and neat consignment places around the area.

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is my favorite lake in all of the United States. The water is warm, there is plenty of boating activity and fun places to visit. Absolutely love it!

Thank OceanVillaSeaRage
Reviewed August 27, 2018

we live near here and love it, it's sort of isolated from the race of a big city. Not much to do or places to go but very relaxing and enjoyable, great place to get away from it all.

Thank Tailz A. W
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Great for Water Sports: Smith Mountain Lake is a great location for water sports, from kayaking to jet skiing. There are adequate stretches of water to ski, tube, and jet ski. But there are also quiet coves in which to kayak and swim. It’s also...More

Thank lsmcleodsimmons
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Gorgeous large clean lake. You can boat, JetSki, water ski, tube fish and swim. Not crowded or commercialized.

Thank KSG55
Reviewed August 20, 2018

With 500+ miles of shoreline your best mode of transportation should be by boat. An amazing lake with numerous coves and marinas to visit. Travel on SML can get a little tricky so be sure you have an experienced boat captain with vast knowledge of...More

Thank George M
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Joy P
May 28, 2018|
Response from HannahLee123 |
I have several slips at residential home. In Huddleston, VA. Would consider renting to nice safe boaters.
February 26, 2018|
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Response from Don B | Reviewed this property |
July will be a great month to visit this area. This is a very LARGE lake area. There are many boat rental locations. I recommend for this is to go to the internet and search the area. You will see many activities in this... More
November 16, 2017|
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Response from PSUFamilyof4 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the ramps are open to the public and there are no fees to launch. However, the ramp in the State Park you would have to pay a fee for(to enter the park and to launch from their ramp).