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Huddleston, Virginia

Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Huddleston, Virginia


1235 State Park Rd
Huddleston, Virginia 24104
Phone: (540) 297-6066

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $35 5/2017

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Latitude: 37.0829135874
Longitude: -79.593522548675
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

20 Reviews

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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: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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: 108
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 27

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: 183
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 22

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: 1

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: 3

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: 2

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: 1

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: 6

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: 0

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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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

My wife and I have stayed at SML state park several times and love it. We have stayed here in a tent and a 21 ft travel trailer. The only bad thing I can say about the campground is that there is no sewage hook up, but that is the case with the VA state parks. The clean bathrooms and shower make up for the lack of sewage hookup. At the campground you are surrounded by woods. The camp hosts that we have, had have all been friendly and helpful. If you pay for one night, you get two days of swimming at the beach, which I do recommend. It’s only a short drive within the state park. The trails around the campground seem endless and can be hilly at times; very good for exercise. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Rates were high for a state park without sewer. A very personable check-in lady told us to select one of 5-6 pull-throughs. We drove past a few very unlevel sites, then tried out a site. Could not level our 38’ motorhome. Eventually found a long pull-through where we could level. Excellent showers and rest rooms. Water was 200 yards away. 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: June, 2009 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Bathrooms are updated. Beautiful, but crowded lake. Sites are more private than most we've camped at. Beach was nice. But, the camp sites lacked appeal. I didn't care for the layout of the campground. We camped at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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