Smith Mountain Lake State Park April 2014

Location: Huddleston, Virginia

Webpage: Virginia State Park

General Description: Sitting on the shore of Smith Mountain Lake, this 1248 acre state park offers a picturesque location for many water sports, hiking, and camping.  The campsite offers 50 sites with water and electrical (30 amp) hookups and 5 are spacious pull-through sites that can handle the largest RV.  There is a central bathhouse and dump station located as you leave the campgrounds.  Each campsite is well shaded and spacious.

Brochure

Impressions:

1) With the tree cover in early spring, we found the campgrounds to be one of the nicest we have stayed in.  You can’t see the lake from the campgrounds, but the woods were great, even in the rain.

2) The bathrooms were very clean and modern with an outdoor sink for dumping gray water, which for us is important.  We also found it convenient that they sold ice at the bathhouse, assuming the camphost is available.  This was great since we arrived late in the afternoon after the main office had closed.

3) We only stayed for two nights and did not take any of the trails in the park, of which there are quite a few ranging in length from 0.4 to 3.1 miles including a 0.9 mile trail that circles the campgrounds.  Most of the trails are along the shores of Smith Mountain Lake and from all indications would be lovely.

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