Things To Do On The Water At Smith Mountain Lake

Posted by Leland On July - 5 - 2017

Smith Mountain Lake, located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, offers plenty of opportunities for recreation on and around the water. Visitors to the area can head onto the lake for boating, fishing, swimming, and other water activities. The picturesque location of the lake with the mountains in the background makes for the ideal vacation. You can even rent a vacation rental on the lake with Premier Vacation Rentals if you want to be close to all the action. The following are some of the ways to spend your time on Smith Mountain Lake.

Boating
Taking a boat out on the lake can be an all day adventure. There are several different marinas and boat launch areas for those who already own a boat. There are also several local places to rent a boat by the hour, day, or even for longer periods of time. For a unique boating adventure, visitors can cruise the lake on the Virginia Dare, which provides an opportunity to sit back and enjoy the beautiful views on an old-fashioned style riverboat. The Virginia Dare also hosts special events throughout the year, including pirate adventures for the kids.

Fishing
Lake fishing can be fun for the entire family. If you’re an inexperienced angler, it doesn’t take much equipment for lake fishing and you can get some helpful advice for bait and good fishing spots from the locals at one of the many marinas. There are also several fishing guides in the area that can take you out on their boat to some of the best fishing spots to catch large striper. These fishing guides provide all the equipment needed for a fun day of catching fish and enjoying the beautiful lake.

Swimming 
If you love being in the water, Smith Mountain Lake has some beautiful public beaches. One of the most popular and the largest can be found at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Bedford. There is also a spacious beach at Smith Mountain Lake Community Park. This particular beach is open 7 days a week throughout the summer and it’s staffed with lifeguards for safety.

Water Sports
No lake visit would be complete without water sports like water skiing, tubing, or kayaking. If you don’t have your own gear, you can rent from one of the local shops like Smith Mountain Lake Boat Rentals. They have everything from kayaks and stand-up paddle boards to tubes and water skis. There are also several other places around the lake that rent water sports equipment. These shops can also provide helpful information for navigating the lake if you’re unfamiliar with the area.

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