Even though Smith Mountain Lake State Park is situated on one of Virginia’s larger bodies of water, there is much to do there (and nearby) for those who are not water enthusiasts as well. In addition to a full range of water-related activities, including swimming, fishing, and boating, the park offers miles of hiking trails, housekeeping cabins, camping, picnicking, a visitor center, and interpretive programs.
The park is on the north shore of Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford County, approximately 40 miles from both Lynchburg and Roanoke and 140 miles from Richmond. To get there, take U.S. 460 to Route 122 South to Moneta, then go east on Route 608 to the White House. Next, go south on Route 626 for two miles to the park entrance. Click here for a Mapquest map.