About Smith Mountain Lake
At Smith Mountain Lake you’ll find wonderful places and people. Our area’s great natural beauty–from the waters and woods to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia–is the perfect destination for your very own style of fun, whether you seek days full of activities or just plain relaxing. Smith Mountain Lake – it’s closer than you think!
Located in central Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mountain Lake is equidistant from Roanoke and Lynchburg. We’re a short 4-hour drive southwest of Washington D.C. and two hours north of Raleigh, NC.
Vacationers come from all over the world to fish, enjoy numerous water sports and play on our 500 miles of shoreline. They usually end up discovering many unexpected delights. Friendly people and genuine hospitality make everyone feel welcome and there’s always something new to do. World-class historical sites, unique shopping opportunities from antiques to art galleries, the latest fashions, fantastic dining and entertainment options, and simply sitting back and enjoying the glorious scenery make everyday complete. Sound too good to be true? Just wait until you see our beautiful sunsets at Smith Mountain Lake.
Once you visit, you’ll want to make Smith Mountain Lake your home. In fact, our little community of 22,000 has grown in large part to the many vacationers who have decided to relocate permanently. The temperate weather, our central location along the East Coast and a small town atmosphere make Smith Mountain Lake an excellent place to raise your family, start a business, or just kick back and relax.
Smith Mountain Lake, it really is closer than you think!