Whether you rent from one of the marinas listed below or bring your own boat and use one of the six public docking areas or a marina to launch, Smith Mountain Lake boating is an incredible experience. With over 500 miles of shoreline, you can get away from the crowd and throw your 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. Learn more about boating and boat rentals in Smith Mountain Lake below!

Smith Mountain Lake Boating: Where to Go to Rent and Boat

Make some new friends when you visit one of our marinas, where boaters gather for every-thing from boating supplies to food and entertainment. Parkway Marina is located in Huddleston and offers boat and slip rentals, as well as boat sales and boat launching. Also located in Huddleston is Mitchell’s Marina, which provides boat slips, boat rentals, and fuel services, as well as an on-site restaurant.

Smith Mountain Lake State Park has a public boat launch and large turnarounds for boating, perfect for boaters bringing their own boat. Additionally, Bridgewater Plaza is home not only to a variety of great boutiques and fun entertainment like mini golf and arcades, but also to Bridgewater Marina and Boat Rentals. Bridgewater Marina offers boat rentals and sales, in addition to their dockside store that has equipment for water-based sports, apparel for men and women, supplies for fishing and boating, food and beverages, Smith Mountain Lake houseboat rentals, and items like sunscreen.

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. However, 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, book your spot on a sightseeing cruise aboard the “Virginia Dare,” a luxurious side-wheeler where you can sit back and enjoy tours that highlight the sights around the lake, with options for luncheon and dinner cruises with great entertainment.

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For further information on these marinas and other spots to check out during your time in Smith Mountain Lake, contact our reservation specialists and discuss booking your stay in one of our spectacular vacation rentals today!