At Smith Mountain Lake, you'll find wonderful places and people. Our area's great natural beauty--from the waters and woods to the Blue Ridge Mountains--is the perfect destination for your very own style of fun, whether you seek days full of activities or just plain relaxing.
Vacationers come from all over to fish, enjoy the water sports and play on the 500 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.
Be forewarned though….once you visit, you may not want to leave. In fact, our little community of 18,000 has grown in large part to the many vacationers who have decided to relocate permanently. The weather, our central location and a small town atmosphere make Smith Mountain Lake an excellent place to raise a family, start a business, or retire.
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, U.S.A. is a deep blue, fresh water lake with over a half-a-thousand miles of shoreline!! Nestled in the heartland of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mountain offers admirers one of the most beautiful, yet unique settings as one of the largest cleanest bodies of water found anywhere in the world! The lake holds the official Virginia State Record for the largest fish ever caught at fifty-three pounds, seven ounces! Water temperature easily reaches the mid to upper eighties by mid to early June, lower eighties early as mid to late May.
Nearly every conceivable water sport has become the great past time here at the lake. Not to mention the lake is home to over a half a dozen golf courses, numerous marinas, countless resort communities and is the home of the fifty-pound striper!! The lake is man made and was finally at full pond in the late summer of 1966. Since then all walks of life started moving in. From book writers to Hollywood celebrities to your down home everyday friendly neighbor that abounds here. "What About Bob" was filmed here on the lake! "The Twilight Zone" filmed a special episode here as well. There is a special well kept airport lakeside which offers small private jets and prop planes an easy way in and out! You just never know who is flying in to see this truly awesome lake!!
You truly will find that the region over all offers far more than this website could ever reveal! Great shops, tasty restaurants, amusements, live entertainment, fish that will run away with your pole! Not to mention everyone here is very friendly.
You’ve reached a little bit of paradise here at Smith Mountain Lake, where soaring mountains meet sparkling waters, where days can be as exciting and full, or as peacefully empty, as you’d like them.
Smith Mountain Lake has been ranked the #1 place on the east coast to retire and one of the top ten safest locations in the country. The area offers all that is needed for fine living within minutes. The beautiful Peaks of Otter and the D-Day Memorial are only minutes away.
Visit us and find out why professionals find corporate – and personal – retreats here. Why honeymooners seek out our romantic inns. Why kids love to play in our parks and on our beaches. Why retirees build dream homes overlooking our lake. Why boaters, anglers, water-skiers and wakeboarders love our 22,000 acres of water and 500 miles of shoreline.
There’s high-end shopping, fine dining, art galleries, tournament fishing, championship golf and award-winning wineries. No matter the season, Smith Mountain Lake is a perfect vacation, with a full year’s calendar of festivals and events, plus indoor and outdoor diversions for any weather.
We invite you to come see us. Enjoy a stay in a waterfront home, a shoreline condo, a cozy bed & breakfast, a rustic cabin or campsite or a hotel with every amenity you could need.
And if you fall in love with the joys of lake living that have inspired us to stay here, we here at Endless Summer would be honored to help you make your home on Smith Mountain Lake.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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