Smith Mountain Lake State Park
The beach at Smith Mountain Lake State Park is one of the most popular places for swimming in the area. It is located in Bedford County off of Route 122 (north of the Hales Ford Bridge) to Route 608 (Whitehouse Road) and a right onto Smith Mountain Parkway (Route 626).
The State Park offers swimming area (beach), fishing, cabin rental, boat rental, walking trails, biking and more.
2018 State Park Prices
Parking - In State: $5 per car
Out of State: $7 per car
Swimming - Weekdays: Adults $3
Children (12 & under) $3
Smith Mountain Lake Community Park
Smith Mountain Lake Community Park is located in Franklin County and is the lake's newest beach.
From Westlake Corner (at the intersection of Route 122 and Scruggs Road) turn east onto Scruggs Road (Route 616) for approximately 4.7 miles. Turn left on Blue Water Drive for 1.1 miles. Turn right on Saunders Farm Road for 4/10 mile. At the stop sign, turn right onto Winding Waters Drive for 4/10 mile. Turn left onto parkway Avenue for 1 mile. The park is located at the end of the road.
The community park offers swimming, a playground, hiking, jogging, walking, fishing, a picnic shelter, and restrooms are available on the premises.
Open: 10am - 6:00pm
Price: $2.00 Under 3 FREE
You’ll find that many of our accommodation choices and vacation rentals offer swimming pools and/or private docks for lake swimming.