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Smith Mountain Lake Community Park

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Smith Mountain Lake Community Park 


  • Beach Access
  • Fishing Pier (Handicapped Accessible)
  • Grilling Area
  • Hiking Trails
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming Lane

Beach Information & Directions

The Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to visit the Smith Mountain Lake Community Beach. The 37-acre Smith Mountain Lake Community Park opened in June 2007. It is a family oriented facility providing swimming, fishing and family recreation.

The park is open year-round (dawn to dusk) and offers:

  • 1.7 Miles of Walking Trails
  • Hiking
  • Jogging
  • A Partly-Covered Handicap Accessible Fishing Pier with Seating
  • Picnic Shelters with Grill?
  • Playground Area
  • Restrooms
  • A Seasonal Community Beach with Lifeguards on Duty When Open
  • Swimming Lane

Smith Mountain Lake Community Park is located at the end of Park Place Boulevard. By land take 122 toward Westlake, at Scruggs Road take a right and then follow the park signs to wind your way into this beautiful park. Pets are allow within the park. However, pets are NOT allowed on the beach. 

Cost & Usage

Daily:  May 27 - August 8, 2023

 Weekends Only:  August 12 - September 4, 2023

The cost of using the beach/swimming area is $3 per adult and children 3 and under are free. Children ages 14 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult while on the beach. We accept cash and card.

Beach users will need to enter the center gate to receive a wristband for the day from the lifeguard. This beach is open only when lifeguards are on duty and swimming is only permitted in the designated swimming area. Please make sure to call our office if you are planning on bringing in a large group for the day. 

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