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Jewel Of The Blue Ridge Mountains
Why is there a beautiful, 40-mile long, 20,600 acre lake, with 500 miles of shoreline, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural southwestern Virginia?

Because Smith Mountain Lake was created to generate electricity, and to help manage water flows downstream. The damming of the Blackwater and Roanoke Rivers formed this reservoir in a filling process that began on September 24, 1963 - and ended almost 3 years later on March 7, 1966. SML turned 50 in 2016!


VACATION RENTALS Book a SML house rental, waterfront property, or cabin – with comfort and amenities that you won’t find in any hotel room. Check out all the area’s vacation rentals for your next lakefront vacation at Smith Mountain Lake. Don’t forget that you can filter on amenities, location, property type, etc.


Finding a restaurant can be difficult, especially when you don’t know where to look or don’t really know the area. For those who are staying in or near Smith Mountain Lake, you are in for a treat! There are several restaurants that serve mouth-watering dishes which you will absolutely love!


FUN ON THE WATER Whether it’s boating, skiing, fishing, or cruising around on a Jet Ski…Smith Mountain Lake has it all! The lake offers a wide variety of water sports! SML is more than 30 sq. miles in size and encompasses 3 different counties in Virginia. It covers over 20,000 acres and has over 500 miles of shoreline!


SHOPPING There are many small markets and shops around the Smith Mountain Lake area, providing visitors with ample shopping. Westlake Corner is the closest source for shopping, and is less than a 5-minute drive from the lake area. There you will find antiques and gift shops, jewelry, clothing, etc.

Look no further than Smith Mountain Lake Rentals! We feature over 250 lakefront properties with one that is sure to meet your family's needs!
The Katherine Grace Manor is a 1771 Civil War home located on ten beautiful acres. The manor overlooks a lush meadow with a winding river running through it. Beautiful landscapes of willow trees crate myrtles unbelievable views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are located 8 miles from beautiful Smith Mountain Lake.

Fisherman's Paradise!

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 - the Jewel of the Blue Ridge!
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Beer and BBQ

Smith Mountain Lake Beer & BBQ Festival

By on April 12, 2017

Smith Mountain Lake Beer & BBQ Festival – May 6 Come on out to Moneta on Saturday May 6th for the Smith Mountain Lake Beer & BBQ Festival. The festival runs from 1pm – 7pm on Route 122 in Downtown Moneta. You will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the juiciest, most tender BBQ Smith […]