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Smith Mountain Lake State Park

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Address: 1235 State Park Rd, Huddleston, VA 24104-3265
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A great place to camp

Spent a week on the lake. The campground was well run with plenty of activities for the kids. The bath house was clean and modern. The camp host was friendly and had ice and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2015
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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Spent a week on the lake. The campground was well run with plenty of activities for the kids. The bath house was clean and modern. The camp host was friendly and had ice and firewood available. The "beach" was a great place to cool off and they have an ICE CREAM BOAT!. Overall a great experience.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Our visit to SML State Park exceeded my expectations. The rangers and interpreters that we interacted with were extremely friendly and patient with my kids. The programming itself for kids was just outstanding. We made tie-dyed bandanas, fed the fish, and participated in the firefly campfire. So.Much.Fun!

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Middletown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Fell upon this lake after hearing about it on a local wine tour. Area is mostly residential so a trip to the chamber of commerce is a must if planning a vacation here. Located next to the chamber of commerce is a variety of tourist attractions, bars, gift shops and play area for kids.

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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

We stayed in a 2 bedroom cabin at the park and wasn't expecting such nice accommodations. It was fully air conditioned, relatively bug free, and spacious enough for 3 adults and 2 children. The only thing that might be tricky for guests at the cabin is that all the cabins except one have stairs and if you are visiting with... More 

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

We went to the beach and were pleasantly surprised. The facilities are spotless. The sand is soft and the water is clean. Lifeguards are stationed along the beach including the raft with slide. Food is available as well.

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3 Thank Scott R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

My husband and I rented a little two seat motorized boat at the beach area of the state park and about 10 minutes into our ride it started thundering and lightening and the life guards were clearing the water at the beach so we took the boat back. We were hoping to get a rain check or a refund since... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Spent one night here in a tent. Saw a huge black bear on the road 20 minutes before the park but staff advised me that they've only seen one small bear in the park lately and since the park is on a peninsula they rarely any. Clean, level RV site which I used for a tent so we would have... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

Great day with the family on the holiday weekend. Something of everyone with beach, swimming, food and rentals.

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Alexandria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

This is a very well maintained park. It has a great beach area for swimming and playing in the sand. They also rent many types of boats so you can explore the lake, to include: pontoon boats, kayaks and canoes. We went on Memorial Day weekend but it wasn't crazy or packed with people. The park also has at least... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to bring the kids. There's a good food bar, sand white beaches with life-guard and nature trails. It's available by boat or car. We like to go by boat once or twice with grandkids for variety. It's centrally located, the water is warm and clear with heavily enforced no-wake areas all around making it always... More 

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