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Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Huddleston, Virginia


1235 State Park Rd
Huddleston, Virginia 24104
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Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.08291
Longitude: -79.59352

Elevation: 951' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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23 Reviews

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We made site specific reservations ahead of time since we knew we would be traveling in peak fall foliage season. We were not disappointed by the mountain colors! This is a very nice state park with many hiking trails but limited access to Smith Mountain Lake. Threat of rain kept us off the water, but it is beautiful. The park roads were a little too hilly for us senior bike riders, but those with more stamina would enjoy the scenery. The campground itself was small but many of the RV sites were large with space between. Ours backed up to dense woods. The tent sites were very shaded and private but we saw few campers in those. The campground road was gravel and in need of some maintenance. We drive a 21' Class B so of course we had no issues accessing our site. We did however see some medium size travel trailers that took a few tries to back in so I suspect anything much larger would have trouble negotiating the campground. Our camp host was phenomenal. He kept the facilities spotless and greeted us upon arrival, even though it was his day off. He was on clean-up the minute a camper departed. Very pleasant and efficient. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

We took a day trip to see the D-Day Memorial in Bedford VA...very moving...then we headed down the road to the Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Farm. A day of US history well worth it.

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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Nice state park located at Smith Mt Lake. Most of the sites are back-in, fairly level, gravel, with a large picnic table and fire ring, water, 30 amp electric, and very spacious . Dump station is available on the way out. This is a small campground with only 50 sites and lots of shade. The bathhouse is rustic and clean. Actually the whole campground is clean and the hosts are very nice and helpful. There is a nice beach swimming area but it is 2 miles from the campground.
We have a 36 ft motorhome and we were glad we followed the directions given in the previous review to drive from US 460, south on rt 122 to Moneta, then rt 608 to rt 626 into the state park. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We drove from the Outer Banks here for a weekend getaway, and it was great. The staff were wonderful, and helped us with local information. The campground hosts were friendly and helpful. We were able to buy firewood and build a fire at our site. If you're going to go this route, make sure to bring something to split the wood with (lesson learned.) One important note - we drive a 40-foot motorhome, and our GPS originally routed us down some winding and steep mountain roads from Highway 460. If I were ever to make the trip again, I'd take Highway 122 South from 460 to State Road 608, then turn right onto State Road 626 to get to the park entrance. We took this route on our way out, and it was much more big-rig friendly. Great park and great people! We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Big-rig drivers should follow my directions provided above to avoid steep and winding roads provided by most GPS units as good routes.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Very pretty campground with lots of trees but no easy access to the lake. We were in a pull though sire which was very large and had an adequate size level spot in the center. Park is not easy to access as roads to and from the park are narrow, hilly , and have a great many curves and sharp turns. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Affordable campsites! Bathrooms and showers were clean. It is not lakefront. There is a trail down to the water but you cannot swim, launch kayaks, etc from it. Sites are gravel and fairly level. Campsites include 30 amp electric, water, fire ring and picnic table. There is a sewer dump, recycling, and dumpster on your way out. Firewood and vending machine for sodas at the bath house. Large sink to wash dishes at the bath house also. Great trails throughout the park, beach you can drive to, boat launch available. Cabins down the road which could be considered lake front with their own docks (from a trail). Beautiful scenery and hiking trails! There is not space for additional cars at the majority of the sites. Additional parking is close and easily within walking distance. Definitely check this place out and support our national parks! Be careful leaving out of the pull thrus, there is a concrete drop that you could scrape. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Pull thru 15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Check out a marina and rent a boat, jet ski, kayak or stand up paddle board! Pack ALL of your necessities! Grocery stores are not located nearby, gas station is about 5-10 minutes away.

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Review Count: 168
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Drove in in the dark from the BLUE Ridge Parkway. Not real close but campgrounds on Parkway closed this time of year. Immediately found a pull through with electric and water. Good Verizon service and satellite worked well. Bathrooms and showers some of best on road in two years. Daylight came and we saw just how beautiful this campground is. Highly recommend. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 200
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

This is an excellent campground, and there were quite a few sites that will accommodate big rigs. We had no problem finding a spot for out 40-foot motor home. One can not reserve specific sites, so if you make reservations, tell them you have a big rig, so they will assign the appropriate site for you. The campsites are heavily wooded, so in most cases satellite TV is not an option. All sites have water and 30 amp electric, with no sewer hookup. This is probably one of the most pleasant campgrounds I have been in. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We stay here regularly because we like the access to the boat ramp they have. It is heavily covered with tree's so there is no satellite access. The work campers keep the restrooms pretty clean and the campground is clean. We usually come here on the weekends. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Rangers at check-in were very nice helpful. Campground sites were very clean and roomy. Had back-in and drive-through sites. Bathrooms and showers were very clean. Hiking trails very nice. Can cut fallen wood locally, or can buy. Beach area very nice. Going to the beach requires going in your vehicle. Can ride a bike to the beach but there are a couple of steep hills. Look forward to going again in 2014. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground with lots of trees and shade (but no view of the lake). If you have a larger rig, watch the turns; and the entry to some sites due to the tree branches. Roads and campsites are gravel; have tables, light post and fire-rings. Campsites are average-size, a few are pull-through. I did not find any 50-amp service, only 30-amp. No sewer hookups; has a typical campground dump station. Decent TV reception with the antenna. Bath and shower facilities are relatively new and were clean. We had good O/A internet service and Verizon cellphones had great reception. Campground hosts were extremely nice and helpful! NOTE: If traveling from the southeast and you use GPS, DO NOT let it bring you in at Gretna via Climax Road/Toler Ferry Road – this is a long, narrow, rough path. We would stay again. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice state park, beautiful white sand swimming beach, nice looking rental cabins. Good place to come with a boat (launch ramp in the park). You'll see LOTS of deer and wildlife here. Huge RV campsites, some are long pull-thrus, our 36' fit into a back-in just fine. Very steady power supply with great voltage and good clean water. There are no sewer hookups but there is a decent dump station with water for hose rinse. Our Verizon equipment (cell and personal wifi/mifi) worked great, but AT&T was spotty at best. TV brought in about 20 digital channels over-the-air antenna, good reception. Sat. TV dish will not work in most sites - lots of trees. Cons for this state park: fees, fees, fees. Campsite fees are average (approx $30 for W/E hookup), but separate fees for the swimming area, the boat launch, and a 'parking fee' for visitors (really an entrance fee, paid per car). If you don't mind the fees, it's a great place to visit. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Great park! Our stay was just not long enough. Beach area at lake area was very nice. Bathroom facilities clean. Staff friendly and very helpful. We will be back but for a longer stay. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park and campground. No internet available at site. Huge sites, clean restrooms. Did have decent TV reception. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Great park. The restrooms are cleaned all day long and into the night. The Discovery Center has so much for the kids to do. Staff keeps them busy learning and having fun. The lake beach is clean and modern with full snack bar, restrooms and lifeguards. Boat ramp and fishing pier. Saw many deer. Boat rentals available (reserve in advance). Wi-Fi at the Discovery center. Sites large, gravel, fairly level, fire ring, tent pads and picnic table. Easy back-ins and pull thru sites. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

While this State Park does not have all the bells and whistles the other VA parks have, it is still a nice park in a primo location. Boat rentals are a short drive (Parrot Cove Marina) and there's great dining within a short distance (Bridgewater Plaza). Hiking is good but not challenging, great beach area, and fun canoeing/paddle boats. A day trip to Roanoke is fun to enjoy the historic Farmer's Market, Mill Mountain Star/Zoo, lunch at the historic Hotel Roanoke or shopping at Valley View Mall. We will return. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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