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SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE STATE PARK               540-297-6066
1235 State Park Road, Huddleston, VA 21404                                      

DIRECTIONS: Rte 122 south from 460, left on 608, right on 626 to park.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  On the second largest freshwater lake in the state, this picturesque park is the water enthusiast's paradise. The park offers in-season swimming, boat launching, fishing, picnicking, hiking trails, primitive camping and cabins.


PARKING:  4 wheelchair accessible parking spaces with 96 inch wide access aisle.  Located on right and left side of Visitor Center.  RV parking.  1 designated unmarked space by office.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND PARK:  Paved sidewalk from parking lot to Visitor Center.

ENTRANCE TO VISITOR CENTER:  First left after passing Park Office.  Ramps provided.  Entry doors, 38 in. wide, easily open out with metal bar handle located 41 in. above floor.  

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  At Visitor Center, picnic areas, beach area and boat ramp .  Unisex or companion assisted rest room at Visitor Center only.  Doors 38 in. wide and open out.  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 32 in. wide doors opening out, and handrails.  19 in. toilet seat height, and 15 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height 33 in.  Accessible stall checked for obstructions.


There's an accessible hard packed gravel trail (approximately 100 yards) down Turtle Island Trail that can be used during the managed deer hunt in November. It can also be used as a wildlife viewing blind by anyone wishing to observe wildlife the rest of the year.

PARKING:  Unmarked parking spaces.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Path to picnic area is well packed.  There are areas with steep grades which would require assistance for persons in wheelchairs. 

PICNIC AREAS:  At shelter, on left just before swimming area.  Picnic areas have 1 table for guests in wheelchairs, 30 in. high.  Aisles between  tables are 36 in.  Covered shelter.

BEACH AREA        
PARKING:   4 wheelchair accessible parking spaces with 96 inch wide access aisle.  Located to the rt of beach entrance.  RV parking.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Paved path to beach from  parking lot.  Paved ramp and path through sand down to water’s edge. 

Buildings, changing areas and restrooms are accessible. There are accessible grades to the beach with a concrete ramp reaching near the water's edge. The dock also has accessible grades, depending on water levels.

PICNIC AREAS:  Beach area also has covered concession facility with one wheelchair accessible table and many regular tables. Accessible restrooms, playground and picnic tables

PARKING:  4 wheelchair accessible parking spaces with 96 inch wide access aisle.   Located on water side of restrooms.  2 paved and 2 with gravel.  RV parking.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Designated paved paths leading down to accessible fishing pier; one picnic table on paved surface.

The boat ramp area has accessible restrooms, and the fishing pier is accessible (112 feet long, provides deep water fishing), as is the launch.

PARKING:  At each trailer site.  General parking at tent sites.

ENTRANCE TO CAMPGROUND:  Located left past park office.

BATH HOUSE/REST ROOMS:  Located first left inside campground, restrooms on rt.  Cold water shower with shower curtain, no rails. 

DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL CAMP SITE:  26 primitive tent sites, 24 with water and electrical hookups.  Each site has a fire ring grill, picnic table and post for lantern.   Pull thru sites available. 

Site 41 was built with accessibility in mind; it is relatively level and closest to the restroom.

CABINS: One 3-bedroom cabin is wheelchair accessible.The three-bedroom cabin sleeps eight and has two queen beds, two singles and a foldout couch; two bathrooms (one universally accessible; the other has a tub) Call 1-800-933-7275 for reservations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  V and MC accepted.  Park fees: Park is open 8AM to Dusk.  Visitor Center is open seasonally.  Beach open 10-7 Memorial Day-Labor Day. Office open 8-4:30.  Boat area, cabins and campgrounds open 24 hours.  Snack area at beach.

Although motorized vehicles are not permitted on park trails, electric wheelchairs and electric scooters that meet the federal definition for wheelchairs are allowed to enable people with disabilities to use the trails.


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