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Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta

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Must see · Water Body · State Park
Smith Mountain Lake is a large reservoir in the Roanoke Region of Virginia, 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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  • Beautiful, quiet, and secluded vacation spot. If you want to just relax and have a quiet vacation, this is the spot for you. You may have to drive a distance for a restaurant or bar, so plan...  more »
  • Sold the house and winter comes. bought the land or the spring build. and so, got a rental at Smih Mountain Lake and Bernard's Landing. Great place to be, even if "fall to winter" Looking out on the....  more »
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