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Located in central Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mountain Lake is equidistant from Roanoke and Lynchburg. We're a short 4-hour drive southwest of Washington D.C. and two hours north of Raleigh, NC.

Vacationers come from all over the world to fish, enjoy numerous water sports and play on our 580 miles of shoreline. They usually end up discovering many unexpected delights. Friendly people and genuine hospitality make everyone feel welcome and there’s always something new to do. World-class historical sites, unique shopping opportunities from antiques to art galleries, the latest fashions, fantastic dining and entertainment options, and simply sitting back and enjoying the glorious scenery make everyday complete. Sound too good to be true? Just wait until you see our beautiful sunsets at Smith Mountain Lake.

Once you visit, you'll want to make Smith Mountain Lake your home. In fact, our little community of 22,000 has grown in large part to the many vacationers who have decided to relocate permanently. The temperate weather, our central location along the East Coast and a small town atmosphere make Smith Mountain Lake an excellent place to raise your family, start a business, or just kick back and relax.


"The Cleanest Body of Water on the East Coast!"

"Virginia’s Stunning Lake Is The Perfect Destination For A Summer Getaway"- CLICK HERE

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Location Bedford / Franklin / Pittsylvania counties, Virginia, USA

Coordinates: 37°0228N 79°3207W

Lake type - reservoir

Primary inflows Roanoke River, Blackwater River

Surface area 32 sq mi (83 km²)

Average depth 55 ft (17 m)

Max. depth 250 ft (76 m)

Water volume 2.8 km3 (2,300,000 acre·ft)

20,600 acres

Shore length1 580 mi (880 km)

Surface elevation 795 ft (242 m)

Average Temperatures:

Winter - Air 47°; Water 43°

Spring - Air 69°; Water 58°

Summer - Air 87°; Water 81°

Fall - Air 69°; Water 67°

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