Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s second largest lake, offers superb recreational activities, 500 miles of waterfront shoreline, a wide variety of water sports, and very affordable vacation rentals. SML is the ‘Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains’.

Why is there a gorgeous, 40-mile long, 20,600 acre lake, with 500 miles of shoreline, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural southwestern Virginia? Because Smith Mountain Lake was created to generate electricity, and to help manage water flows downstream and nearby.