Smith Mountain Lake

3 reviews
Pets Allowed
Big Rigs

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Reviews (avg. rating 4.67)

| Full Timer

By user-5830260... on 2017-10-23. Stayed 2016-07-30 to 2016-08-05

First time here. Beautiful park that's well maintained . Sites are gravel but wide, deep and mostly level. Only 30 amp but with all the shade only need one AC unit. Lots to see and do. Well visit again when in area. Stayed here in a 36' 5er with no problem .

| Nice state park with plenty to do

By user-5324017... on 2017-10-23. Stayed 2015-11-25 to 2015-11-29

Stayed in the campground for four nights over Thanksgiving. Had a back-in site with 30 amp electric and water. No sewer hookup but there is a dump station which has a water hose for a black tank flush connection. A good number of trails of easy to moderate level are present. While hiking off-trail we stumbled on an old farm house and tobacco barn along with the old graveyard of one of the families who farmed the area before the park. The park fronts on Smith Mountain Lake which is very clear and clean. There is a swimming beach open in warmer weather. The visitors center has a small gift shop, some camping items and a display of the history of the area. A reservation is for a specific type of site. Just pick out an empty site of the proper type (pull-through or back-in), and set your rig up. Only one of the pull-through sites was flat. The other four had small hills on the entrances and exits. Not sure if those four would accommodate a long trailer. We had no trouble backing our 32-foot motorhome into a site. All sites are solid with plenty of gravel, a fire ring, lantern pole and picnic table. The park gate is not locked at night. If you arrive after the office closes, there is a box on the front of the visitors center for late arrivals. There will be an envelope in it bearing your name and a map of the campground. The sites matching your reservation will be highlighted. The access road to the park is not bad. If you are coming in from the south, your GPS will likely try to route you over VA route 608. Be aware that this is not an RV-friendly road. We used VA route 43 which was slightly better, but not much especially at night. I'd recommend using route 628 (Bishop Creek Road) instead of 43 or 608 if you have a large RV. We really liked the park and will definitely return.

| Great spot!

By user-5822894... on 2017-10-23. Stayed 2016-04-01 to 2016-04-03

First time here, and will not be last. Came in early spring and hiked the trails. All fairly easy hikes and scenery this time of year was great. Campground is well maintained and very relaxing. Bathhouse was very clean.



Pull-thru Sites

Shade Trees