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Experience WanderLove at Smith Mountain Lake

Wanderlust is defined as a strong desire to travel, but here in Virginia, we call that feeling WanderLove.

With more than 20,000 acres of pristine waters and 500 miles of picturesque shoreline, Smith Mountain Lake is an outdoor lover’s paradise located at the foot of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains and is among the most popular residential, vacation, and recreational spots on the East Coast.

Whether you seek days full of activities or more serene time spent relaxing, our region’s amazing beauty and natural resources make Smith Mountain Lake the ideal road trip destination.

Vacationers from across the globe come to Smith Mountain Lake during all four seasons to fish and enjoy numerous water sports. And they usually end up discovering a variety of unexpected delights. Friendly people and genuine hospitality make everyone feel welcome and with world-class historical sites such as the Booker T. Washington National Monument and the National D-Day Memorial nearby, to unique shopping opportunities, fantastic dining and entertainment options, there’s always something new to do. 

Smith Mountain Lake is thriving, with outstanding restaurants and retailers, top-notch health care and wellness facilities, countless recreational opportunities, and a close-knit community of residents. The lake itself and the community of people and businesses around it make the Smith Mountain Lake region an exceptional experience for day trips, weekend getaways and family vacations. 

Sound too good to be true? Just wait until you see our beautiful sunsets at Smith Mountain Lake. Once you visit, you’ll want to make Smith Mountain Lake your home. In fact, our little community of over 20,000 has grown in large part to the many vacationers who have decided to relocate here permanently. The temperate weather, our central location and a small-town atmosphere make Smith Mountain Lake an excellent place to raise your family, start a business, or just kick back and relax.

Whatever season you’re ready to visit Smith Mountain Lake visit, we’ll be ready for you. Log on to for more information or to request a FREE Visitor Guide filled with everything you need to plan the perfect Smith Mountain Lake vacation.

Better yet, stop by our Moneta, Virginia, office located at 16430 Booker T. Washington Highway inside the SML Visitors Center at Bridgewater Plaza. Or, call our office at 540.721.1203 or follow us on Facebook.

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