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Hungry Mother Lake

Hungry Mother Lake is a 108-acre impoundment located in Hungry Mother State Park in Smyth County.

The lake supports a host of sport fish including largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass, crappie, channel catfish, carp, sunfish, rock bass, muskellunge, and walleye. Channel catfish, walleyes, and musky are stocked annually; all other populations are self-sustaining. Alewives are the primary forage fish.

Don't let the lake's proximity to the Town of Marion and the Interstate 81 corridor discourage you. Hungry Mother Lake is a really peaceful place to spend an afternoon, a weekend or your entire vacation. The countless Virginia State Park amenities make it a great family destination. So get out the calendar and start planning your trip!