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6 Insta-Worthy Spots at Smith Mountain Lake

Are you looking for those perfect Instagrammable locations at Smith Mountain Lake? Look no further!

From the iconic “V” in Smith Mountain to the charming Craddock Creek Lighthouse and beyond, SML boasts many picturesque spots to make your Instagram feed pop.

1. Smith Mountain

There’s nothing more iconic here than the “V” in Smith Mountain. Boat south on the Roanoke River channel or travel by car to Bernard’s Landing.

Photo by Smith Mountain Lake Insiders

2. Virginia Dare

Visit Virginia Dare Marina for a photo with the Virginia Dare, a 63-foot, 19th century replica sidewheeler. Take a sightseeing cruise to get even more insta-worthy shots.

Phot by JBohn Bishop

3. LOVE letters at SML Visitor Center

Head to Bridgewater Plaza where the LOVEwork project of local artist Lisa Floyd is painted on the windows of the SML Visitor Center. Be sure to tag #loveva.

Photo by Grant West
Photo by Grant West

4. Moosie’s Moose at Bridgewater Plaza

Also at Bridgewater Plaza is the famous moose statue outside Moosie’s restaurant, an institution at SML for more than 30 years.

Photo by Annalyse Marie Hasty
Photo by Annalyse Marie Hasty

5. Craddock Creek Lighthouse

Located at channel marker C-2 is a full-size lighthouse that has served as a backdrop for picturesque Craddock Creek since the 1970s.

Photo by Trevor Smith
Photo by Trevor Smith

6. Dam overlook at SML Cooperative Wildlife Trail

Hike to the top of Smith Mountain and be rewarded with a stunning view of the dam and the lake. Visit the Smith Mountain Cooperative WMA for directions.

Photo by Keith Bishop
Photo by Keith Bishop
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