DGIF Updates Related to COVID-19

Public Boating Access

Important Notices

Southwest Virginia River Access SitesAll boating access sites on rivers in Southwest Virginia were affected by flooding on April 12 and 13, 2020. Mud, sand, and other flood debris will be removed from ramps and access points as soon as possible after the flood waters recede. Thank you for your patience.
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)