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Public Boating Access

Due to recent rain events in Region 1, mud and debris may be present on the ramps. Please use caution when launching and retrieving. Boating access points on rivers in Region 3 (New, Clinch and Holston Rivers) are covered in mud and silt from the recent high water event. As the river levels return to normal we are clearing these access points. It will take several days to inspect and clean all the ramps. Thank you for your patience.

Smith Mountain Lake

County/City Access Area Barrier Free Type Ramps Latitude Longitude Map
Bedford Hales Ford Yes Concrete Ramp 1 37° 8' 35" N
37.1429673
79° 39' 25" W
-79.6569416
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Directions: From Moneta, Rt122 S(1.5),LRt695(1.25),R Rt828(1.5)R Meadow Pt. Dr(.25)R OakHollowRd(.25
Bedford Hardy Ford Yes Concrete Ramp 2 37° 13' 12" N
37.2200209
79° 48' 5" W
-79.8013581
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Directions: From Stewertsville, Rt 24 West (2.4); L on Rt 635 (1.5);L on Rt 634(3.7)
Franklin Oak Grove Yes Concrete Ramp 2 37° 8' 4" N
37.1343500
79° 40' 6" W
-79.6682000
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Directions: On Rt. 122, go 1.78 mi. South of the South end of the SML Bridge, turn left onto Rt. 666 (go 0.76 mi.), turn left on Oldfield Rd. (go 0.76 mi.), take right staying on Oldfield Rd., follow 0.3 mi. to Oak Grove Boat Access Facility.
Franklin Penhook #9
Closed for renovation and construction from November 10, 2015 through Spring 2016.
Yes Concrete Ramp 2 37° 0' 47" N
37.0130298
79° 37' 32" W
-79.6255712
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Directions: From Penhook, Rt 660 North (.8); R on Rt 966 (1.4)
Franklin Scruggs #8 Yes Concrete Ramp 1 37° 3' 5" N
37.0512595
79° 39' 48" W
-79.6633949
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Directions: From Moneta southwest on Rt 122 (7); L on Rt 616 (5.7); R on Rt 601 (2)
Pittsylvania Anthony Ford #4 Yes Concrete Ramp 1 37° 1' 45" N
37.0291761
79° 35' 23" W
-79.5896936
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Directions: From Penhook, Rt 40 East (2); L on Rt 626 (6)

Maps and driving directions may not work for all locations. Map information provided through Google is intended for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic conditions, or other events may differ from the map results.

Last update: February 8, 2016

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