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2015 Smith Mountain Lake Visitor Guide to Fishing Guides, Real Estate, Jet Ski and Boat Rentals to Houseboat Rentals, Motels, Festivals, Personal Watercrafts, Smith Mountain Lake Striper Fishing Guides, Restaurants, Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate and Vacation Rental Homes, Wakeboard Shops, Smith Mountain Lake Stock Photography for Sale, Resorts, Dock Builders and Repairs, SML Maps, Wine and Chillie Festival, Christian Counseling Services, Where to Get Married, Wedding Photographers, Window Cleaners, Raonanoke, Lynchburg, Smith Mountain Lake, and Cruise Ships, Smith Mountain Lake Homes For Sale and More. Be Sure to Visit Our Signature Picture Galleries.
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AMENITIES

4-H Center
4th of July fireworks!
Air Tours
Arcades
Assisted Living
Balloon Rides!!
Beaches
Boat Dealers
Boat Detailing
Boat Parade
Boat Ramps
Boat Rentals
Boat Sales
Boat Slip Rentals
Boat Storage
Boat Yards
Bumper Boats
Campgrounds
Conference Centers
Counseling Centers
Cruise Ships
Dining / Restaurants
Dock Builders
Fishing &
Fishing Guides
Gift Shops
Golf - Pro
Golf Putt Putt
Hotels
Horseback Riding!
Marinas
Marine Centers
Monuments - Memorials
Parks
RV Parks

Pizzerias
Resorts
Restaurants
Retirement Communities
Roofing and Repairs
Sailing Lessons!
Salons
Smith Mountain News
Spa Resorts

Stock Photography
Tennis
Theaters
Tour Guides
Vacation Rentals
Vineyards & Wineries
Weather Real-time Info
Water/Tour Guides
Wedding Locations
Wedding Photographers
Where To Get Married

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

4th, of July Fireworks
Amphitheaters
Arcades
Artist
Art Shows
Boat Shows
Fireworks!
Galleries
Live Music
Movie Theaters
SML PRINTS!
SML VIDEOS!!!
Webcams

AREA CHAMBERS

Bedford Chamber
Lynchburg Chamber
Roanoke Chamber
Rocky Mount Chamber
SML Chamber

ASSOCIATIONS

Smith Mountain Lake
     Association

Smith Mountain Boating
     Association

DEALERS

Log Cabin Homes
Motorboats & PWC's
Sailboats
Wakeboards
Water Toys

EDUCATION

BOATING REGULATIONS
FISHING REGULATIONS
Colleges
Libraries
Schools
Sailing Lessons
Wake & Water Ski Lessons
Water Level, Current
Weather Real-time Info
Work Shops

EVENTS

Calendar of Events
4th of July fireworks!
Antique Boat Show
Chili Festival
Fall Festival
Fishing Tournaments
Golf Tournaments
Lobster Festival
Oyster Festival
Poker Run
SML Charity Home Tour
Spring Festival
Triathlon - SML
Wake Tournaments
Wine Festival







REAL ESTATE

Apartments
Appraisals
Commercial Property
Communities
Condos
Dock Builders
Farm Homes
Houses
Home builders
Home Stagers
Houseboats
Log Cabin Homes
Raw Land & Lots
SML Real Estate
Resorts
Weather Real-time
Vacation Rentals

HEALTH

Assisted Living
Dental
Fitness Centers
Hospitals - Animals
Hospitals - People
Medical Centers
Spas

JOBS
Sales Reps!

MAPS

Bedford
Blue Ridge Parkway
Peaks of Otter
Smith Mountain Lake Map
Virginia State Map

POINTS OF INTEREST

Blue Ridge Parkway
Booker T Washington
        Memorial Park

D-Day Memorial
Mill Mountain Zoo
Natural Bridge
Peaks of Otter
Smith Mountain Lake
    
   State Park

SERVICE DIRECTORY

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Builders - Developers
Banks
Boat Dealers
Boat Slips
DJ's
Dock Builders
Cleaning Services
Counseling Services
Crane Rental Service
Fishing Guides
Kennels - Dogs Cats
Photographers
Heating and Cooling
Home Improvement
Homes For Sale
Lawn Care
Lighting Supplies
Log Homes Suppliers
Maid Services
Marriage Counseling
Plumbers, SML
Realtors Smith Mountain Lake
Restaurants
RV Dump Stations
Smith Mountain Gifts!
Smith Mountain Lake Home Builders
Stock Photography
Verizon Wireless
Vineyards & Wine Tasting
Water Well Drilling
Weather Real-time Info
Web Development
Window Cleaners
 

SMITH
MOUNTAIN
LAKE
WEDDINGS!

Where To Get Married
Catering
Bakers
Flouriest
Limos
Ministers
Wedding Boutiques
Wedding Chapels
Wedding DJ's
Wedding Locations
Wedding Musicians
Wedding Photographers
Wedding Videographers
Wedding Planners
Wedding Singers
Wedding Supplies
Will You Marry Me?

SPORTS

Biking
Golf
Fishing
Hiking
Swimming
Tennis
Sailing
Skiing
Waking
Water Toys

SUPPLIES

Building Supplies
Boating Supplies
Fishing Supplies
Food Supplies
Marine Supplies

MOVING & STORAGE

Boat Storage
General Storage
Moving Companies
Truck Rental

TRANSPORTATION

Air Charter
Airports
Limos
Taxies





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Welcome to Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia online virtual visitor center, Bedford/Franklin county. Indulge in over a half a thousand miles of pristine shoreline gently nestled in Virginia's Appalachian Blue Ridge Mountains. It's jaw dropping, awe inspiring panoramic views and temperate climate along with its bluish water has long since catapulted Smith Mountain Lake into motion picture history.

    Smith Mountain Lake is the film location for two motion pictures; "What About Bob" staring Bill Murray, and "Lake Effects" starring Jane Seymour along with two episodes of the modern day version of, "The Twilight Zone". The surreal lake is also home to the fifty plus pound striper fish, and ESPN's International Bassmasters Elite as well as the Wakeboard Nationals. Now the imaginary town from the hit television show, "Andy of Mayberry RFD" is being replicated and is now in its 8th year construction phase.

    The new town already features Mayberry Hills, a neighborhood community modeled after the Andy Griffith Show with the spacious neighborly front porches and the traditional street lights to match. Mayberry Hills (now half finished) is less than three minutes from downtown Mayberry, just a five minute drive to Smith Mountain Lake and under a fifteen minute drive to the award winning Smith Mountain Lake State Park!

    From golf to striper fishing, sailing to swimming, tennis to fine art, mouth watering restaurants, and awesome homes to breathtaking mountain lake views and more awaits you here at the lake. Don't take our word for it, watch the Smith Mountain Lake video now playing here and see for your self! Go back to the top of this page and hit (F5) on your keyboard or press "Ctrl and R" at the same time to restart the video.

    Did you know that aside from the Washington DC area, Smith Mountain Lake is the fastest growing region on the east cost of the United States.

   This website is dedicated to bringing you helpful and diverse information about Smith Mountain Lake along with breaking news, and breathtaking pictures and signature prints and lake videos of this incredibly surreal mountain lake!

"Smith Mountain Lake, excitement for those who want to chase it, a gentle life for those who choose to embrace it." - James B. Roney
 

 

About This Website

    Here you will find Smith Mountain Lake Webcams, Free Smith Mountain Lake Wallpaper & Videos. And best of all, lots of incredibly beautiful Picture Galleries of Smith Mountain Lake.

    This website (shortcut www.SMLVC.com) is an online virtual visitor center about Smith Mountain Lake (SML) itself, an ever growing pectoral guide of the lake and its immense beauty!  This online visitor center is owned and operated by, The Visitor Center Alliance, LLC which handles our Smith Mountain Lake Online Advertising.

Area Attractions

   There is a little bit of everything here to do and lots more within a short drive for those who love day trips! Such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Appalachian Trail, James River Park, The Peaks of Otter, Natural Bridge and Natural Bridge Caverns, Luray Caverns, D-Day Memorial, Big Meadow Lodge, Stony Man Mountain, Skyline Drive, Massanutten Caverns and Massanutten Mountain Ski Resort to name a few.
 

 

Smith Mountain Lake Souvenirs!

   Here you will find genuine Smith Mountain Lake souvenirs. From coffee mugs to playing cards, t-shirts to posters, mouse pads to ultra high quality, exclusive jumbo size Smith Mountain Lake Prints up to five feet wide.

 

Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

   Unlike any other east coast destination, Smith Mountain Lake has become an all time favorite long term destination. Its temperate climate, surreal mountain sunsets with four beautiful seasons, along with wide water views continues to drive the real estate market here at Smith Mountain Lake despite the tough real-estate market!

    Compared to other scenic coast hot spots and major U.S. cities where real estate cost an arm and a leg, real estate at Smith Mountain Lake costs a third less, if not more in comparison, and you get can get twice the amount of property.

    In alignment with national home prices falling in 2007-2013, and it's now 2015, many home sellers at Smith Mountain Lake have since come down on their selling price; but lookers beware. Since Smith Mountain Lake is such a hot spot for growth, the real estate market on and around the lake should be among the first to rebound quickly.  Thus for 2015-16, you may want to lock in on any realty deals soon while it's still a buyers market.

 

Smith Mountain Lake Events!

   Each year countless events are held on and around Smith Mountain Lake. Each year these events draw big crowds, even a television audience via ESPN. Below are just some of these events.
 

July Fireworks!
Antique Boat Show
Fall Festival

Spring Festival
Golf Tournaments
Wake Tournaments
Triathlon - SML
Wine Festival
Poker Run

Sports!

   Fishing has become a huge sport here as ESPN now holds their televised National Bassmasters Elite at Smith Mountain Lake. The national wake tournaments are held here as well and the 2014 SML Triathlon, which is now the 17th year, is held inside the Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Each year two sailing regattas are also held here at the lake, as well as different pro golf tournaments.

 
Weather at the lake!

   Smith Mountain Lake weather offers a temperate climate year around rarely ever seeing any significant snowfall at the lake. Daytime temperatures rang from the upper forties to the upper twenties during mid-winter and the lower seventies to the upper eighties during the summer. Sunshine is plentiful with frequent breezes, ideal for sailing and staying cool in the summer.


4th of July Fireworks!

   Each year thousands of people come to enjoy Smith Mountain Lake fireworks. A long held tradition held at Saunders Parkway Marina. Gate opens at 3:00 PM fireworks start between 9-9:30 PM and last upwards of a half hour. Come at least two hours early if you want a parking space or enjoy it by boat on the Virginia Dare 4th of July Cruise!

 

Smith Mountain Lake Weddings!

   Lakeside weddings at Smith Mountain Lake are very popular with the options to move a ceremony inside at the last minute in the event of bad weather. With more and more places to get married, where to get married at  Smith Mountain Lake offers quite a few choices. It's scenic backdrop and ideal weather makes for a romantic, storybook wedding.

Lake Life!

   Unlike years ago, Smith Mountain Lake today is a year round community from the very youngest to the elderly. From all over the United States many have moved to Smith Mountain Lake, from celebrities to tycoons to your everyday family man. Nearly every week there is an event taking place, many of which are listed here.
 

History Behind The Lake

   Smith Mountain Lake is a man made hydroelectric freshwater lake built in 1963 and came to full pond in the summer of  66. Water from the lake is released into Leesville Lake to generate electricity and most of the water is then pumped back up to Smith Mountain Lake. It is the largest lake contained entirely within the state of Virginia. Initial proposals were made in the late 1920s to dam the Roanoke River and the Blackwater River at the Smith Mountain gorge to generate electricity. Construction on the Smith Mountain Dam began in 1960 and was completed in 1963. The lake reached its normal water level in March 1966. The lake covers 20,600 acres (83 km2) and has well over 500 miles (800 km) of shoreline. The north shore of the lake lies entirely in Bedford County. State Route 122 is the only primary highway that crosses the lake, though State Route 24, State Route 116, and State Route 40 are nearby..


 

Water Levels

   Water is released to make power on a regular bases, lowering the water as much as eighteen inches at a time. During dry spells the water level of the lake can drop an additional three feet and even more during prolonged dry spells. Smith Mountain Lake Current Water Level Here

 

 

 

 


 

Smith Mountain Lake Poker Run
 

 

 

Smith Mountain Lake Winter

Smith Mountain Lake Golf
 


 


 


 

ESPN's Bassmasters, Smith Mountain Lake
Bassmasters Grand Winner!


 

Executive Director Vicki Gardner of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber, proudly holds the poster version of the Smith Mountain Lake Newcomer and Visitor Guide.




 

Bonus Photos Galleries

   Each year we receive lots of request for stock photography of events and pictures of Smith Mountain Lake and surrounding region. Some of these photos can be found in area gift shops as 4" x 6" postcards and  11" x 14" heirloom quality prints to jumbo 24" x 36" beautifully framed pictures for home, office and commercial use.


Smith Mountain Lake Gala!


2007 SML Charity Home Gala

2006 SML Charity Home Gala

2005 SML Charity Home Gala

Smith Mountain Lake Pictures

SML Wine Festival Pictures

Trinity Treasures


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