With more than 20,000 acres of pristine waters and 500 miles of picturesque shoreline, Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, is an outdoor lover’s paradise located at the foot of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains.

Smith Mountain Lake

While many here enjoy serene boat excursions or time spent relaxing on the dock with family and friends, others favor the heart-pumping action of water sports such as wakeboarding and tubing.

Smith Mountain Lake

Virginia’s second largest freshwater body of water, Smith Mountain Lake is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier fishing destinations, attracting both casual and competitive anglers. The prized catch here is striped bass, which can measure upwards of 37 inches.

Equally engaging activities and attractions await off the water, including renowned golf courses, historic monuments, eclectic shopping venues, hiking and biking trails, wineries and craft breweries.

Smith Mountain Lake hosts a variety of fun-filled events throughout the year, including its annual Wine Festival the last weekend in September. Enjoy tastings from nearly 30 Virginia wineries, peruse the unique wares of craft artisans, and listen to a mix of sounds and styles from live bands – all along our scenic shores.

Located in Southwest Virginia, Smith Mountain Lake is easily accessible from the Northeast by car, plane and train.

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Smith Mountain Lake