Smith Mountain Lake is a developing tourist destination that combines temperate weather, scenic mountains and forests, rural hospitality, clean water, and abundant recreational opportunities. Known as 'Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains', SML is 40 miles long with 500 miles of shoreline spanning hundreds of coves and three Virginia counties. The lake welcomes all types of boating; there are no horsepower limits. Fishing is superb, particularly for striped bass, which can exceed 50 pounds. Other popular water sports include water skiing, swimming, and sailing.
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Lake Water Levels
US Army Corps of Engineers: Virginia lake/reservoir water levels, includes Smith Mountain Lake. "Full pond" is 795 feet.
Smith Mountain Lake Association
SML's largest lake advocacy organization works to make Smith Mountain Lake an even better place to live, work, and play.
Smith Mountain Lake Information Center
A guide to SML, including new, maps, community info, current events, and real estate buy/sell info.
Smith Mountain Lake News
A news, lifestyle, and entertainment weblog covering sporting events, parties and celebrations, boat shows, home tours, festivals, business dealings and expos.
Smith Mountain Lake: Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Guide to nearby attractions, lakefront vacation rentals, restaurants, boating, waterfront marinas, and local businesses.
Thoughts on Smith Mountain Lake
Insightful article on the development of the lake, starting in 1920 - Woods and Waters Magazine.
Virginia Mountains: High Road Guide
Full text of the best-selling Sherpa Guide to the Virginia Mountains. Includes Smith Mountain Lake.
World Climate: Climate Data for 37°N 79°W
Average values of rainfall, temperature, and other climate conditions for the region.
Last update:August 27, 2015 at 12:15:08 UTC