One of Smith Mountain Lake’s greatest luxuries is a day hosted by Mother Nature. Our local parks are developed to help guests make the most of the peaceful, beautiful scenery. Though there are several picnic and play-friendly spots around SML, there are three that offer experiences well beyond the norm.
Hike, swim or fish the day away at the SML Community Park in Franklin County. Bike, camp and explore nature at the SML State Park in Bedford County. Each park has amazing views and help visitors take advantage of the lake’s fishing and swimming opportunities.
Booker T. Washington National Monument is a fascinating place where children and adults can learn about the historic achievements and life of Booker T. Washington in a highly interactive way. Indoor and outdoor exhibits include videos and replications of Washington’s life and the plantation where he was raised as a slave, all on the site of where the actual plantation was located. Take a tour or workshop led by a staff member in period attire.