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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.