Public Boating Access

Due to recent heavy rains, many boat ramps in Virginia are experiencing flooding that may create hazardous conditions. Mud and debris may be present on parking lots, docks and ramps. Please use caution when launching and retrieving boats and visiting our boating and fishing access sites. Our staff are addressing these issues as water levels recede and are cleaning and repairing sites as quickly as possible. Continued high water at many sites means it will take some time to address all access issues. We appreciate your patience and understanding. — updated June 22, 2018

County/CityWaterbodyAccess AreaBarrier FreeTypeRampsCoordinatesMap
PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain LakeAnthony Ford #4YesConcrete Ramp137.0291, -79.5896Map
Directions: From Penhook, Rt 40 East (2); L on Rt 626 (6)
BedfordSmith Mountain LakeHales FordYesConcrete Ramp137.1429, -79.6569Map
Directions: From Moneta, Rt122 S(1.5),LRt695(1.25),R Rt828(1.5)R Meadow Pt. Dr(.25)R OakHollowRd(.25
BedfordSmith Mountain LakeHardy FordYesConcrete Ramp237.2200, -79.8013Map
Directions: From Stewertsville, Rt 24 West (2.4); L on Rt 635 (1.5);L on Rt 634(3.7)
FranklinSmith Mountain LakeOak GroveYesConcrete Ramp237.1343, -79.6682Map
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.
FranklinSmith Mountain LakePenhook #9YesConcrete Ramp237.0130, -79.6255Map
Directions: From Penhook, Rt 660 North (.8); R on Rt 966 (1.4)
FranklinSmith Mountain LakeScruggs #8YesConcrete Ramp137.0512, -79.6633Map
Directions: From Moneta southwest on Rt 122 (7); L on Rt 616 (5.7); R on Rt 601 (2)