Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake lies primarily in Bedford and Franklin Counties with a tiny area in Pittsylvania County in south central Virginia. It is approximately 40 miles from Lynchburg and Roanoke, Virginia, and 140 miles from Richmond. The Roanoke River feeds Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. Smith Mountain Lake covers 20,480 acres with 500 miles of shoreline, an average depth of 55 feet, and a maximum depth of 250 feet.  More Lake Information

Smith Mountain Lake Camping

Arrowhead Campground

Arrowhead Campground offers an RV site and mobile homes campsite where there's a clean bathhouse, walking trails, picnic shelter, boat ramp, WIFI, kayaking, and many more. Arrowhead only offers long-term...

Smith Mountain Campground

Smith Mountain Campground is a family-owned campsite offering a scenic view. Visitors can camp on their RV sites equipped with water and electricity. The place has a pavilion, playground, free Wi-Fi, and...

Sweet Water RV Park

Sweetwater RV Park is a family-run campground offering full hookup RV sites with water, electricity 50/30/20 AMP, sewer, and cable TV. The campsite is pet-friendly and big rig friendly. For other information...

Halesford Harbour Resort

Halesford Harbour Resort is a 41-acre RV park that offers deluxe campsites. All RV sites provide new municipal sewer, water, and electric 30 & 50 amp service hookups. The resort offers an on-site...

Smith Mountain Lake Marinas

Gills Creek Marina & Lodge

Over 75 covered boat spots are available for hire at Gills Creek Marina & Lodge, which also has a lodge on the river, fifty-six (66) 10' x 24' slips with automatic lifts, nine (9)...

Bayside Marina & Yacht Club

Bayside Marina & Yacht Club is a full-service marina that provides a 55' yacht that may fit in 150 slots at the conveniently located Bayside Marina & Yacht club, which is adjacent to Westlake....

Craddock Creek Marina

Craddock Creek Marina is located on the Bedford County side of Smith Mountain Lake. They provide covered, hoisted slips for boats up to 32 feet in 3 buildings, a dock, quality slips, pump-out facilities, and...

Crystal Shores Marina Resort

Crystal Shores Marina is a family-friendly marina that provides a hassle-free boating experience. They have covered wet slips for 15? to 60? boats, including lift slips for 15? to 30? vessels, uncovered wet...

Parkway Marina

Parkway Marina offers boat sales, slip rentals, and more. It is located at n the main body of Smith Mountain Lake. They all have spaces for all different kinds of boats, including houseboats and large cabin...

Smith Mountain Lake What To Do

Copper Cove Golf Club

Copper Cove Golf Club is a public course with 18 holes. The first hole makes it relatively easy to get started on the 6,511-yard course. For players of all skill levels, the course is difficult and calls for a...

Fabulous Finds

Antiques, one-of-a-kind gifts, vintage, and upcycled home decor, and more are available at Fabulous Finds at Smith Mountain Lake. All items are the creations of regional artists, woodworkers, furniture...


Your local pizzeria, Vinny's, serves both classic and unusual pizzas. With the flavor of New York-style pizza, mouthwatering subs, meatballs, and pasta dishes, Vinny's gives tried-and-true family sauces and...

Mariners Landing Country Club

Mariners Landing Country Club is a prominent course offering an 18-hole championship golf course. A members-only grill, a complete bar, a lounge space for members and their visitors, and a recently refurbished...

Mexico Viejo Tequila Bar

Mexico Viejo Tequila Bar offers fresh margaritas and traditional Mexican cuisine. Enjoy their popular Margarita Fresca and delicious Mexican family recipes. Fantastic food is served with friendly, attentive...

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Smith Mountain Lake Current Weather Alerts

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Smith Mountain Lake Weather Forecast



Hi: 80

Saturday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 64


Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 72

Sunday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 58


Partly Sunny

Hi: 75

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 55


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 77

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 56

Smith Mountain Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 3/31: 42.51 (-752.49)

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