Boating on Smith Mountain Lake


Located just 30-45 minutes from Roanoke and Lynchburg, Smith Mountain Lake boasts over 500 miles of shoreline, 22,000 acres of clear blue water, and an endless array of gorgeous views. Formed in 1966, the lake is the perfect playground for any outdoor enthusiast. Smith Mountain Lake is home to over 18,000 residents with thousands of visitors year round.

Those residing in and visiting the area take pleasure in the spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and luxurious amenities of Smith Mountain Lake. Known to some as the “Tahoe of the East,” SML is the perfect place for nature walks, golfing, and biking. Parks and wineries are just a few minutes away along with plenty of restaurants and shopping options. Come grab your piece of paradise and let me show you the area!

Smith Mountain Lake Recreation: Boating

Smith Mountain Lake has many water activities available, including parasailing, swimming, and of course hundreds of options for boating. The lake is filled yearly with boats ranging widely in size and type and there are quite a few options in boat tours and private cruises.  If you do not have a boat of your own, consider renting one from one of the many rental companies in the area.

Enjoy fun-filled days out on the lake, whose perfect temperate climate is ideal for wake boarding, water skiing, or just cruising across the crystal water with your loved ones and friends.  Most of the homes in Smith Mountain Lake have private docks giving convenient access to their residents. Along with private access through the communities in Smith Mountain Lake, there are six free public boat-launching sites and several marinas. There’s also a boating association, the Smith Mountain Lake Boating Association (SMLBA), which you can join.

My family and I have the pleasure of enjoying many recreational activities in Smith Mountain Lake and hope you will enjoy what this beautiful area has to offer. Feel free to browse my website for more information on Smith Mountain Lake and all the amenities you will have access to if you were a resident. Whether you are visiting Smith Mountain Lake for a relaxing getaway or thinking of relocating to the area, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions! I look forward to helping you find your home in Smith Mountain Lake’s most desirable waterfront!