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Smith Mountain Lake

Contact Info
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
1235 State Park Road
Huddleston, VA 24104-9547
Southeast of Roanake
20,600 acres
Max. Depth:
250 ft.


Smith Mountain Lake is a very large lake crawling through the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southern Virginia. It fills many valleys resulting in over 500 miles of shoreline and many hundreds of coves and offshoots. The thick forest is everywhere, and though much of the lake is developed there are still large swaths of undisturbed beach and woodland.

Experiencing the lake is something best done by boat. Water skiing, wakeboarding and speed boating are local favorite activities and these watercraft are readily available for rental if you don't have your own. Small to mid-sized groups will find houseboat rentals especially convenient, making the entire lake available for recreation. Combine the two classes of boat and you're in for a party.

Smith Mountain Lake is a very popular fishing destination and the locals work hard to keep it stocked with largemouth, smallmouth and striped and black bass, sunfish, crappie, white and yellow perch, white, channel and flathead catfish.

Tour Companies

  • Nationwide Lakes
  • Boating, Houseboating
  • 888-454-8825

Houseboat Vacations If you've never taken a houseboat vacation before, you don't know what you're missing. Houseboating is a fun and easy way to explore the unique waters of North America. We pride ourselves on our commitment to working with our customers to help make their trip the best it can be.


Black Bass
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
White Bass
Channel Catfish
Flathead Catfish
Black Crappie
Green Sunfish
Yellow Perch
Striped Bass
Fishing Methods:
Top Water,Jigging,Spinner and Crankbaits,Live Bait,Plastic Lures


Southeast of Roanake
20,600 acres
Max. Depth:
250 ft.
Water Access:
Numerous Public Boat Ramps & Commercial Marinas


Water Features
  • Boat Ramp
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Swimming Beach
  • Stocked Fish
  • Fishing Pier
  • Picnic Areas
  • Campground
Water Activities
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Water Services
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Rentals
  • Concessions
  • Fuel Available
  • Motorboat Rentals
  • Personal Watercraft Rentals

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