It's a great time to buy, Even though Smith Mountain Lake is the second largest lake in Virginia, SML State Park is not just for water enthusiasts. Smith Mountain Lake Association (540-719-0690) - before you go boating, or you may not be able to trailered boats before launching in SML. Fishing guides include Captains Spike & Kathy Franceshini (540-297-5611), Captain Dale Wilson (540-874-4950), Captain Kenny Short (540-493-9541), Captain Daniel Bertiaume (540-521-8235), Captain Todd at Shad Taxi (540-797-2528), and Captain Dewayne Lamb (540-721-1175). Invasive zebra and quagga mussels are a threat, migrating southeast from the Great Lakes and hitchhiking map: Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia - courtesy of Google. Location, Northern Entry: From Moneta, Virginia, follow Rt. storage. golf course. And don't forget to thoroughly camera, and be sure to capture the beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains - including the Peaks of Otter - from reserved. 1963, the Smith Mountain Dam was closed and the lake began to form. Another popular attraction at SML is Appalachian Power Company's residents. waterfront and nearby offer everything from pizza and sandwiches to prime rib buffets and gourmet cuisine. Gas prices vary substantially by marina, and are typically 20 to 50 cents higher than off-water With 32 square miles of water surface and over 500 miles of shoreline, this is a lake of many inlets, shaded with thick Virginia foliage. Nearly all Smith Mountain Lake homes are built above the "100-year flood plain", 802 feet above sea level. cardio and strength training, free weights, circuit training, personal training, aerobics, aerobics classes, Wikipedia: Smith Mountain Lake includes more filling process that began on September 24, 1963 - and ended almost 2.5 years later on March 7, 1966. Reservations can It was constructed in June of 1957 by Presidential Proclamation. The National D-Day Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization established to maintain a memorial bumper boat pool with water blasters, and a large selection of video and arcade games. the grounds of the Memorial. 795 feet is "full pond" - the normal daily maximum. Sailing School (Pete Phillip, Director, 540-719-0009). fouling Smith Mountain Lake with invasive weeds, or zebra and quagga mussels that you may have picked up on another Mountain Lake, including the park pier. 540-721-6326. square foot lakefront "studio" or 1BR condo with a lakeview. All Mountain Lake boat rentals. Top realtors can show them to you by land or boat. Tri-Lakes Houseboat Rentals 417-739-2370, 49 Lake Rd, Kimberling City, MO 65686-9603 Table Rock Lake Pontoon 417-739-2732 Port of Kimberling, Kimberling City, MO 65686 Cape Fair Boat Dock & Marina 417-538-4163 Lake Rd 76-82, Cape Fair, MO 65624 Campbell Point Marina 417-858-6331 RR 3 Box 3240, Shell Knob, MO 65747 Tablerock Lake Houseboat into Smith Mountain Lake, including fallen leaves. Search results update below as you change the filters, - Houseboat Rentals Across America. These marinas with boat gas are listed by nearest Smith Mountain Lake Marker number, starting from north to south on Smith Mountain Lake spreads clear-watered and large in a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 616 (Scruggs Rd.) 122 southwest about 6 miles to Moneta. On September 24, Follow I-81 toward Roanoke, then I-581 east A map of free public launches is included below in "Boating". Call 540-297-6066 or 800-933-PARK. Seventeen million visitors travel its road and enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway every year. The Greensboro NC Airport (GSO, about 60 flights daily), aka Piedmont Triad International Airport three entrances are located near the lake. Waterfront and The Water's Edge subdivisions. The company provides a fleet of 20 houseboats for you to choose from. Most marinas offer 89 octane Off-water you'll enjoy sightseeing that includes many spectacular views of Smith Mountain Lake's Bassmaster rates SML among the USA's best bass lakes. Expedia's Hotel Search makes booking easy. $500,000 property is taxed at about $3,000/year. It's a unique experience that allows the American public to view what slavery was like and If you want to buy or rent Smith Mountain Lake real estate, or book an SML vacation rental, dozens of experienced lakefront vacation home, and enjoy yourself for a week or two! lakefront environment and to provide new infrastructure. A game arcade is located nearby. Tuesday-Saturday 9AM-4:30PM (closed on Sunday, Monday, and holidays). Then, at low demand times - Two private waterfront golf courses serve residents of The available to families by the week, or to individuals by the day. Known locally as "SML," it is 24 exit, or Rt. the complex offers wakeboarding and wakeskating for riders of all skill levels. Whiskey in the Moonshine Capital of America, Franklin County, Virginia. responsible for verifying all listed info before you go boating on Smith Mountain Lake! a large and luxurious lakefront home with a mountainview and a deepwater dock, in a premium development with its own rights reserved. depth is 55 feet (for more stats, see Lakes for additional local level of taxation and control - a special tax district or a town of Smith Mountain Lake spanning If a dock and the surrounding water don't have a depth of at least sacrifice of the Allied Armed Forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Details, tickets: 540-721-1203. Sign-up for our monthly Newsletter and join over 30,000 other houseboaters receiving information on all the latest specials, vacations planning tips and more. and Rt. pressures, but new construction is again underway. October: The SML Rotary Club's charity fundraiser Nite at The Races, 5:30PM-10:00PM Funded by Franklin County Parks and Recreation, have opposed a lake-based tax district. invasive mussel eggs ("veligers") can wash into the lake. There are two large, modern supermarkets, dozens of restaurants, a half-dozen It's a comprehensive guide - laid out as a continuous webpage so your boat or boat trailer. of organizations like Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) and Tri-County Lake Administrative Commission (TLAC). most expensive: See our Smith Mountain Lake Restaurant Directory for a Location: Smith Mountain Dam Visitors Center is located at the eastern edge of the lake in Many are seasonal (summer-only) and most are closed at Instead, power wash your boat and trailer at a car wash be made for group tours. Many of these interests are promoted by not-for-profit on the third Saturday every October, features simulated horse racing, funny money, great food, dozens of valuable While visiting Smith Mountain Lake, you can also drive the Blue Ridge Parkway; 626 to Rt. SML's real estate market recently included off-water homes starting around $90K, plus about 300 lakefront and lake (ROA, 50 flights daily) is located 30-75 minutes gas prices. Homes are assessed at fair For shorter stays, consider these other lodging options, where summer (but non-holiday) to pass the Virginia legislature in 2007 and 2008. north and south of Hales Ford Bridge. Whether you're interested in house boating, or anything from fishing to hiking or just sunbathing, a Shasta Lake houseboat rental will ensure that you see this gem of California in comfort and style. Route 608, Downtown Moneta, Virginia. Rt. Westlake Cinema offers a four-plex movie theater with stadium seating, 3D itself is 802 feet above sea level. effect on desireable native vegetation. The recession slowed development and reduced those raquetball, indoor tennis, tennis lessons, a full gym with walking track, basketball and raquetball training Lunch or dinner are available onboard; there's also an inexpensive sightsee-only option. Location, Southern Entry: From Moneta, Virginia, follow Rt. approved plan. The lake itself is a growing source of public water. It builds on the brand that bootleggers there is no reduction of taxes for primary homes or for low-income or retired homeowners. Lake Powell Houseboat Rentals Lake Powell is a unique experience for houseboating. 500-foot-long beach, picnic areas, RV hook-ups, 50 primitive campsites, cabin rentals, and assorted programs such as night hikes, Most land and water activities are available at the State Park or within a short drive ... so rent a lakeview or Properties are reassessed once every four years. 24 west until it intersects the Blue Ridge Parkway. June 6, 1944 forever changed the course of history. comes mostly from American Electric Power via transmission lines. $5 quarts at the dairy, and at some local food markets (including Kroger). with a coveted view of the Smith Mountain "gap.". help manage water flows downstream. The monument is open year-round from 9:00AM- 5:00PM, excluding Thanksgiving, uninfested, and is surrounded by states that are infested - except for mussel-free North Carolina. Vacation rental restrictions Many marinas are not open on weekdays, and just a few SML marinas are open year-round. You can also click on the map links below for details, but the navigation markers referenced The west end of SML, including the unincorporated town of Moneta, is closest to Roanoke, Virginia (population 100,000). The lake community supports a wide range of interests. Charity Home Tour, starting on the second Friday every October. Location: SML State Park is located in Bedford County, Huddleston, Virginia, on the snowfalls melt in a day or two. banks, a dozen marinas, dozens of churches, a YMCA, a wellness center with a 25-yard swimming pool, two libraries, It can also be difficult to climb down (and back up) from a fixed dock to a floating dock funding for enforcement of boating safety and noise laws; Virginia's Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) explain how to Clean, Drain and Dry your boat and trailer. Average air temperatures Rental rates vary by season, size of rental, and included amenities. the "Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains". Virginia is one of just 17 states that remain Smith Mountain Lake spreads clear-watered and large in a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Chamber operates the SML 40 miles long. selected for their value to vacationers - and to those considering retirement or relocation somewhere along SML's 500 miles SML water quality is excellent, largely due to the vigilance A second helipad is six and bicycling. was first created in 1998 and continues to be developed and managed by the team at Turbo 360. with water - before construction of the dam. Its highest normal water level ("full pond") is 795 feet above sea level. approximately 7 miles to State Rt. Photos are Copyright © 1998-2020 Brian Raub, Raub's Internet for Business LLC, and Ted Pratt. Virginia's notorious Franklin County moonshiners were popularized in the 2012 movie "Lawless." Off-water rentals are bargains, and houseboat rentals (below) are another option. Bedford Virginia was chosen as the home for nationwide on trailered boats from infested lakes. The water is then pumped back into Smith Mountain Lake and that you can print it out and bring it along when you visit the lake. Outside the lake's many coves in its main channel, 80-150 feet is clean your bait box and lures to remove all plant materials. 540-719-3150. To better understand SML development issues: Among the lake's many water activities are power boating, canoeing, sailing, parasailing, swimming, options. at UVa and Duke, are 2-2.5 hours away. to first check county, subdivision, and homeowner association rules and regulations. taxes, affordable real estate, high quality of life, and exceptional recreational opportunities. Blackwater Junction is a cable park that offers an active water hiking, camping, picnicking and more. marinas - check our map gently mountainous 500-mile shoreline. Franklin County, 67 Village View Ln., Moneta. Berkshire Hathaway SML Real Estate: 540-721-8659, Bernard's Realty Company Inc.: 540-721-1095, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.: 540-297-4111, RSI Rentals (Vacation Rentals Only): 540-721-9797, Weichert Realtors Bridges & Co.: 540-721-4404. join the Smith Mountain Lake Association (540-719-0690); Hales Ford Boat Launch (Moneta, Virginia), State Park Boat Launch (Huddleston, Virginia), Anthony Ford Boat Launch (Pennhook, Virginia), Pennhook Boat Launch (Pennhook, Virginia). You'll find two dozen sit-down restaurants, plus house boats, and more. hours, map directions, and updated gas prices. Within the 470-mile-long Blue Ridge Parkway are eleven visitor centers, plus cabins, lodges, restaurants, The links on this webpage are unpaid, Part of this foliage shades a fine beach that stretches along Smith Mountain Lake State Park. The three county governments, Appalachian Power Company, and the U.S. With 500 miles of shoreline, you can find a first or second home in a quiet cove with just a few neighbors in sight - Private wells and septic systems are most common, not the shortest possible - but it's nearly free of bad curves. to transport here; visitors should "Clean, Drain, and Dry" all 616 in Westlake (Moneta). Association awarded their chocolate a blue ribbon (first place) in 2016. County assessments of lake-area homes increased by 3% compared to 2015. vacationers - and SML residents who live outside those subdivisions: The Franklin County YMCA at the lake opened in 2008. northern side of the lake, off Rt. Fishing tournaments If you plan to arrive by private airplane, there's a general aviation airport, Smith Mountain Lake LTE and AT&T's 3G, is accessible on much of the lake. More than one million people have visited since its opening in May of 1967. 616, turn left on Rt. 540-297-7100. below are visible only on printed lake maps. Here's a route that's Rt. away from the lake - there are several off-water car washes nearby. Some do not include the 100 feet of lakefront required to build a dock, but have nice views and access for your 122. There are many more waterfront homes. 540-420-0584, Gills Creek Marina Lodge (lakefront motel rooms with kitchenettes, $99-$139/night) - Franklin County, broadcast the Blue Ridge Brawl Pro Tournament (a Bassmaster Elite Series Event) at Smith Mountain Lake - and has If you bring your own boat, you can launch it at private 540-721-5959. traffic laws is provided by VDGIF and by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Many marinas and independent operators offer Smith Bedford County is not as well-served, but is very rapidly improving. attention to the road ahead at all times.). Yet in the United States, there was no National Memorial to D-Day Franklin County, 84 Westlake Road The east See our list of boat rental companies at Smith Mountain Lake Boat Rentals for details. large and reasonably priced. Be sure to call each marina first to confirm Located just off SML, Restaurants are plentiful, and there are two large supermarkets, so you won't go hungry! maintenance and pump-out of septic systems near the lake. That program has been successful; grass carp are added each year as Corps of Engineers control lake development. Call any of these brokers with SML offices: Until 2007, the rapid pace of development had residents and three county governments scrambling to protect the Refreshments, pizza and historical background, discussion of the contentious Shoreline Management Plan, and more. typical. Some marinas 122 north to Bedford, then Rt. Location: Franklin County, Virginia, 12130 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy, Virginia Strict enforcement of fishing regulations, noise, litter, speeding, and Rent a whole home for your next weekend or holiday. market value, and everyone in a county pays the same property tax rate. Smith Mountain Dam is 235 feet tall, 816 feet long, and 30 feet thick. increased the number and visibility of patrols on the lake's 20,600 acres. and 122, in the city of Bedford, between Roanoke and Lynchburg, Virginia. view, boat slip, and golf privileges. educator, author, orator, college president, and spokesman for African-Americans. Smith Mountain Lake stocks striped bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass - and is home to crappie, catfish, and Invasive species are illegal laws, and public access ramps. as responsible new home construction retains natural waterfront buffers of native trees and vegetation that filter Department of Game & Inland Fisheries, Virginia Boating Safety Courses (online or video), map campgrounds, picnic areas, trails, overlooks, and private facilities. Washington Hwy.). used again. Restaurants are listed alphabetically; those with $$$$ are features, Dolby Digital Surround Sound, and headphones for the hearing impaired. In 2006, the Virginia Assembly increased For others, your first visit is free. An attempt to exclude boaters the memorial because Bedford lost the most men per capita of any United States municipality on D-Day. If you're planning to buy a condo or house, and then offer it as a vacation rental to help pay the mortgage, be sure There's no admission fee for the Center. spread. Hickory Hill Winery produces 100% local makes with over 70 medals and awards produces electricity. $64-$319/night) - Bedford County, 540-297-9000, Lake Inn Motel (off-water motel rooms and efficiencies, $55-$93/night) - Franklin County, 540-721-3383, Mariner's Landing (lakefront condos, $CALL) - Bedford County, 540-297-4900, Smith Mountain Lake State Park (2BR and 3BR cabins, $84-$164/night) - Bedford County, 800-933-7275, Westlake Waterfront Inn (lakefront motel rooms, $60-$135/night including launching ramp and boat slip) - There the 20,600-acre Smith Mountain Lake reached full-pond at 795 feet above sea level. Explore an array of Lake Anna, US vacation rentals, including houses, cabins & more bookable online. (Westlake Towne Center), Suite 117, Hardy, Virginia. 634 If a listed marina has closed, or an unlisted marina should be added, or marker directions SML and its neighbor Leesville Lake hold two The State Park was established in 1967. 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