Smith Mountain Boat Rentals and Boating

Whether you rent at a marina (see listings below) or bring your own boat and use one of the six public docking areas or a marina to launch, with over 500 miles of shoreline, you can get totally away from the crowd and anchor in a quiet cove for a day of fishing, swimming or relaxing in the sun. There are plenty of Smith Mountain Lake boat rental options at the lake. Make some new friends when you visit one of our marinas where boaters gather for every-thing from boating supplies to food and entertainment.

If you’re a novice or beginner, the lake is a great place to take a course in boat safety or learn how to sail – SML Sailing School, – but you don’t have to be the captain to enjoy time on the water. Check out the SML Boating Association’s activities and events. For a real treat, try the “Virginia Dare”, a luxurious side-wheeler offering tour cruises that highlight the sights around the lake including luncheon and dinner cruises with great entertainment. And don’t forget to click here and book your vacation rental today  including one of our newest properties, Lakeside Cottage!


Boat Rentals:

SML Premier Boats

They work exclusively for our rentals only and will drop off and pick up the boat from the rental home. They do give our inventory of homes a discount, call early , since they do sell out fast.

Parkway Marina

16918 Smith Mountain Lake Pky, Huddleston, VA 24104
+1 540-297-4412

Parrot Cove Marina

16441 Booker T Washington Hwy
+1 540-721-5363

Bridgewater Boat Rentals & Marina

16410 Booker T Washington Hwy
+1 540-721-1639

Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Off 626-canoe rentals

Halesford Harbour

1043 Campers Paradise Trail
Moneta, VA 24121
(540) 238-5606

SML Dock

Open year round, close to Family Retreat home (the Waters Edge area)
(540) 565-0222 |


Marinas Listed Below for Launching:

Please call marinas for boat rental info, safety info, & any launching charges.


Parkway Marina

16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway,
Huddleston VA 24104
At the end of 626 | 540-297-4412

Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Off 626-Public launch, large turn arounds.

Mitchell’s Marina

At the end of 734 | 540-484-3980

Bridgewater Boat Rentals & Marina

16410 Booker T Washington Hwy
+1 540-721-1639

Boat Launch Map

Rentals for All Occasions!