Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake offers 500 miles of picturesque shoreline surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Shared between Franklin, Bedford and Pittsylvania Counties, the lake is brimming with recreational options, marinas, beaches, shopping, restaurants and more, making it a premiere vacation destination in the region.

Consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top bass lakes by Bassmaster Magazine, Smith Mountain Lake is popular among professional and amateur anglers. Even a novice at the rod and reel will find confidence drawing in trophy bass on a guided fishing tour. But adventure along the water doesn’t stop there.

Experience the rush of flyboarding or test your balance with wakeboards, kneeboards or tubes. The lake also offers swimming, boating, camping, hiking and other fun for outdoor aficionados of all ages. Within Franklin County’s lake boundaries, enjoy outdoor activities at Smith Mountain Lake Community Park, family fun and more at Bridgewater Plaza & Marina, shopping and restaurants at Westlake Towne Center, a host of attractions, specialty shops, art galleries and much more.

Located off Route 122, Smith Mountain Lake is convenient to Rocky Mount, Roanoke, Bedford, Lynchburg and Greensboro, N.C. Discover the Smith Mountain Lake – the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains.”

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Fishing

All For Fun Striper Fishing

  • Captain Dewayne Lamb offers guided fishing tours filled with fun and stripers. Learn to troll using artificial and live baits, jigging and casting.

  • (540) 721-1175
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Captain Bert’s Fishing Charters

  • Bait and tackle shop offering gas and boat, watercraft and tube rentals. Also Captain Daniel Berthiaume’s guided charter service, fishing for the ultimate striped bass.

  • (540) 721-5788
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Captain’s Quarters

  • Bait and tackle shop offering gas and boat, watercraft and tube rentals. Also Captain Daniel Berthiaume’s guided charter service, fishing for the ultimate striped bass.

  • (540) 721-1175
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Franklin Outdoors

  • A family owned sporting goods shop offering live bait, hunting and fishing gear including supplies, accessories and licenses. A large selection of products are available in-store and by request.

  • (540) 483-5608
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Indian Pointe Marina

  • Full-service marina. Offers boat slips, 24-hour gas dock, guide service, convenience store, boat sales and service, and boat, watercraft and toy rentals.

  • (540) 719-2427
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Kenny’s Striper Guide Service

  • Captain Kenny Short offers chartered striper fishing trips. He’ll share his striper fishing techniques and assist you in experiencing the full thrill of each catch.

  • (540) 493-9541
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Oak Grove Boating Access Facility

  • Public boating access. 10-acre facility featuring a double boat ramp, courtesy docks, large fishing pier, 62 parking spaces, restroom facilities, and dusk-to-dawn lighting.

    Wheelchair accessible.

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Pullin Drag Striper Fishing Guide Service

  • Captain Wendell Dudley knows where the fish are. Experience the fun of live bait fishing for striped bass to make your adventure a success.

  • (540) 493-8790
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Scruggs Boating Access Facility

  • Public boating access. Features a paved boat ramp and courtesy pier, a fishing pier and bank fishing areas, 22 parking spaces, restroom facilities, and dusk-to-dawn lighting.

    Channel marker: B12

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Smith Mountain Lake Community Park

  • Thirty-seven-acre park featuring swimming at seasonal beach with lifeguards, fishing and family recreation. Offers partly-covered fishing pier with seating, picnic shelter, playground, trails and restrooms.

  • (540) 483-9293
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Lake Activities

Bridgewater Marina

  • Celebrated 25 years in 2014. Service dock with 24-hour gas, dockside store with clothing, sports equipment and unique gifts. Boat, watercraft and water toy rentals. Open daily, year-round.

  • (540) 721-1639
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Captain Bert’s Fishing Charters

  • Bait and tackle shop offering gas and boat, watercraft and tube rentals. Also Captain Daniel Berthiaume’s guided charter service, fishing for the ultimate striped bass.

  • (540) 721-5788
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Indian Pointe Marina

  • Full-service marina. Offers boat slips, 24-hour gas dock, guide service, convenience store, boat sales and service, and boat, watercraft and toy rentals.

  • (540) 719-2427
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Smith Mountain Lake Community Park

  • Thirty-seven-acre park featuring swimming at seasonal beach with lifeguards, fishing and family recreation. Offers partly-covered fishing pier with seating, picnic shelter, playground, trails and restrooms.

  • (540) 483-9293
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Smith Mountain Wake Company

  • Home of the largest selection of water sports equipment and apparel at Smith Mountain Lake. We rent tubes, wake boards, ski’s and Sup’s, and offer lessons for wake and surf. We are the shop for all of your water sports needs. Visit by car or boat (W of R-28).

  • (540) 721-9253
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Westlake Boat Rentals

  • Offers a full line of watercrafts for rent including ski boats, jet skis, runabouts, pontoons, deck boats and paddle boats. Located within The Westlake Waterfront Inn.

  • (540) 721-1159
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Wet Connection

  • Offers rentals of ski boats, jet skis, pontoons and water toys, including wakeboards, kneeboards, and tubes. Also featuring flyboarding sessions.

  • (540) 721-4800
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Marinas and Boating

Bay Rock Marina

  • Full service marina and restaurant. The marina offers boat rentals, mechanical service, boat slips, ship store, and gas dock. The restaurant offers waterside dining & takeout. ABC on-off.

  • (540) 890-2194

Bayside Marina & Yacht Club

  • Full service marina. Offers dry rack storage, slips with water and electric, gas, ship store, pool, tennis, bathhouse, sewage pump-out and boat sales.

  • (540) 721-3664
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Blackwater Marina & Grill

  • Full-service marina offering boat slips, public boat ramp, tackle shop, gas, and boat and personal watercraft service and repair. Restaurant has lakeside and indoor seating.

  • (540) 576-4486
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Bridgewater Marina

  • Celebrated 25 years in 2014. Service dock with 24-hour gas, dockside store with clothing, sports equipment and unique gifts. Boat, watercraft and water toy rentals. Open daily, year-round.

  • (540) 721-1639
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Captain’s Quarters

  • Bait and tackle shop offering gas and boat, watercraft and tube rentals. Also Captain Daniel Berthiaume’s guided charter service, fishing for the ultimate striped bass.

  • (540) 721-1175
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Crazy Horse Marina

  • Full-service marina offering boat slips, 24-hour gas dock, boat launch ramp, ship store, sewage pump-out and restroom facilities. Also home to Mexico Viejo restaurant,

  • (540) 719-0620
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Gills Creek Marina & Lodge

  • Fully renovated. One-bedroom units with queen beds, kitchenette and covered deck with lake views. Features boat slips, boat ramp, 24-hour gas, store and boat rentals. Open year-round.

  • (540) 721-2451
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Indian Pointe Marina

  • Full-service marina. Offers boat slips, 24-hour gas dock, guide service, convenience store, boat sales and service, and boat, watercraft and toy rentals.

  • (540) 719-2427
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Oak Grove Boating Access Facility

  • Public boating access. 10-acre facility featuring a double boat ramp, courtesy docks, large fishing pier, 62 parking spaces, restroom facilities, and dusk-to-dawn lighting.

    Wheelchair accessible.

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Pelican Point Yacht Club

  • Member’s-only, full-service marina. Offers boat slips with water and electric, boat ramp, pump-out, club house, bathhouse, pool, tennis, shuffleboard, picnic area and ship store.

  • (540) 576-2019
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Penhook #9 Boat Access

  • Public boating access. Offers two concrete ramps.

Scruggs Boating Access Facility

  • Public boating access. Features a paved boat ramp and courtesy pier, a fishing pier and bank fishing areas, 22 parking spaces, restroom facilities, and dusk-to-dawn lighting.

    Channel marker: B12

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Westlake Boat Rentals

  • Offers a full line of watercrafts for rent including ski boats, jet skis, runabouts, pontoons, deck boats and paddle boats. Located within The Westlake Waterfront Inn.

  • (540) 721-1159
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Wet Connection

  • Offers rentals of ski boats, jet skis, pontoons and water toys, including wakeboards, kneeboards, and tubes. Also featuring flyboarding sessions.

  • (540) 721-4800
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Rentals

Bridgewater Marina

  • Celebrated 25 years in 2014. Service dock with 24-hour gas, dockside store with clothing, sports equipment and unique gifts. Boat, watercraft and water toy rentals. Open daily, year-round.

  • (540) 721-1639
  • Visit Website

Captain’s Quarters

  • Bait and tackle shop offering gas and boat, watercraft and tube rentals. Also Captain Daniel Berthiaume’s guided charter service, fishing for the ultimate striped bass.

  • (540) 721-1175
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Gills Creek Marina & Lodge

  • Fully renovated. One-bedroom units with queen beds, kitchenette and covered deck with lake views. Features boat slips, boat ramp, 24-hour gas, store and boat rentals. Open year-round.

  • (540) 721-2451
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Indian Pointe Marina

  • Full-service marina. Offers boat slips, 24-hour gas dock, guide service, convenience store, boat sales and service, and boat, watercraft and toy rentals.

  • (540) 719-2427
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Parrot Cove Boat Rentals

  • Features one-of-a-kind houseboat rentals for a unique vacation experience on Smith Mountain Lake. Each sleeps 6-10 with numerous amenities. Also offer boat and wave runner rentals.

  • (540) 721-5363
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Smith Mountain Wake Company

  • Home of the largest selection of water sports equipment and apparel at Smith Mountain Lake. We rent tubes, wake boards, ski’s and Sup’s, and offer lessons for wake and surf. We are the shop for all of your water sports needs. Visit by car or boat (W of R-28).

  • (540) 721-9253
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Westlake Boat Rentals

  • Offers a full line of watercrafts for rent including ski boats, jet skis, runabouts, pontoons, deck boats and paddle boats. Located within The Westlake Waterfront Inn.

  • (540) 721-1159
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Wet Connection

  • Offers rentals of ski boats, jet skis, pontoons and water toys, including wakeboards, kneeboards, and tubes. Also featuring flyboarding sessions.

  • (540) 721-4800
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Resorts and Lodging

Bernard’s Landing Resort & Conference Center

  • Seventy-acre resort features 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom condominiums and townhomes, an array of amenities, lush green spaces, panoramic lake views and year-round, family-friendly activities.

  • (540) 721-2762
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Gills Creek Marina & Lodge

  • Fully renovated. One-bedroom units with queen beds, kitchenette and covered deck with lake views. Features boat slips, boat ramp, 24-hour gas, store and boat rentals. Open year-round.

  • (540) 721-2451
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Lake and Land Property Rentals

  • Offers long-term and short-term rentals at vacation homes throughout the lake.

  • (540) 263-0007
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Lake Inn

  • Serving customers since 1996 and located near Bridgewater Marina. Motel offers affordable rooms, free wi-fi, cable TV + HBO, mini fridge, microwave and more. Fisherman and pet friendly.

  • (540) 721-3383
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Parrot Cove Boat Rentals

  • Features one-of-a-kind houseboat rentals for a unique vacation experience on Smith Mountain Lake. Each sleeps 6-10 with numerous amenities. Also offer boat and wave runner rentals.

  • (540) 721-5363
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RSI Rentals, Inc.

  • Full-service property management company specializing in beautiful lakefront vacation homes and area long-term rentals. Offers condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes.

  • (540) 721-9797
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Smith Mountain Lake Vacation Rentals

  • Vacation and long-term rentals at Smith Mountain Lake.

  • (540) 721-2589
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W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center

  • Located along Smith Mountain Lake. Accommodates groups of 400+, dormitory and hotel-style rooms, 17,000 square feet of meeting space, over 14 recreational areas and more.

  • (540) 721-2759
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Westlake Waterfront Inn

  • Beautiful lakefront views, boat ramp and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, cable, microwaves, mini-refrigerators and more. Golf within a mile and restaurants, entertainment within 10-minutes.

  • (540) 721-3307
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RV/Camping

Blue Ridge Campground & Marina

  • Seasonal campground on Smith Mountain Lake. Features fishing, hiking, horseshoes, volley ball, playground, bathhouse, laundry facility, dump stations, and sites with water, sewer, and electric.

  • (540) 721-3866
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