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Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta

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Smith Mountain Lake is a large reservoir in the Roanoke Region of Virginia, United States, located southeast of the City of Roanoke and southwest of Lynchburg. The lake was created in 1963 by the Smith Mountain Dam impounding the Roanoke River. The majority of the south shore of the lake lies in Franklin County while a small portion, including access to the dam, lies in Pittsylvania County. Bedford County makes up the northern half of the lake with the Roanoke River as the dividing line. The lake has become a popular recreation spot and has also experienced significant development in the last decade. It is the largest lake contained entirely within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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  • This lake is so clean and clear. We went paddleboarding and swam. It is a huge lake so you need to plan where you want to go and what activities you want to do- beach, jet ski, boat, paddleboard... 
    This lake is so clean and clear. We went paddleboarding and swam. It is a huge lake so you need to plan where you want to go and what activities you want to do- beach, jet ski, boat, paddleboard...  more »
  • Lived in VA for almost 10 years and never visited this lake, wish I had found it sooner and while I lived there. Visited the lake and state park on a road trip through VA and instantly wished I knew....  more
    Lived in VA for almost 10 years and never visited this lake, wish I had found it sooner and while I lived there. Visited the lake and state park on a road trip through VA and instantly wished I knew....  more »

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