Beautiful and serene, Smith Mountain Lake is a paradise for anyone who enjoys having fun out on the water. Wakeboarding is one of the most popular water-based sports and activities in the area, with plenty of options for visitors looking to rent wakeboarding gear, take lessons on wakeboarding, and more. Read on for additional information!

What to Know Before You Go

While you can wakeboard just about anywhere on the lake, there are certain launch spots, state parks, and marinas that are open to the public and ones that are private. Many public launches are free, while others have a launching fee. Near Huddleston and Moneta, you’ll find that Hale’s Ford requires a fee while Crystal Shores Marina does not. Smith Mountain Lake State Park is also free to launch from, as is King’s Point Pub Marina (by King’s Point Pub, a great local restaurant in Smith Mountain Lake). Closer to Goodview, Hardy Ford requires a fee.

Of course, you’ll need wakeboarding gear before you can head out on the water. Smith Mountain Wake Company offers full-day wakeboarding rentals for $30.00 per day, with weekly rental rates available. Ropes for wakeboarding can also be rented for $5.00 per day. The company also provides lessons in wakeboarding for $125.00 per hour.

Black Water Junction is a unique wakeboarding company that is at once a wakeboarding destination and a hub for gear rentals and lessons. Black Water Junction is a cable wakeboarding park that is family-owned and operated, consisting of a three-level pond with two wakeboarding cables that can be adjusted for all skill sets. Simply bring your own gear or rent from their shop on site, then try taking a lesson or two before tackling the beginner run or the intermediate and advance run. All-day rentals range from $5.00 to $10.00 for gear, while single-day park admission costs between $20.00 for an hour to $45.00 for a full day. One-hour lessons with gear rental are $60.00.

Finally, Wake Up Wakeboard School is a company that provides lessons in not only wakeboarding, but wakesurfing and wakeskating as well. They have classes suitable for everyone from beginning wakeboarders and children to adults and advanced wakeboarders.

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