Category Archives: Frequently Asked Questions

SML Restaurant Update

Here is an update on a few of the great restaurants around Smith Mountain Lake: Blackwater Cafe – Come try Blackwater’s new Seafood Wednesdays. Great seafood dishes at low prices every Wednesday. Also try their new “Five and Dime” on Sundays. … Continue reading

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Boaters Need New Sea Tow App

SEA TOW APP WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD!  Sea Tow Services International has won the Favourite Website Awards “Mobile of the Day” award for its recently launched Sea Tow App for iPhone and Android. This is an essential boater’s tool that offers a host … Continue reading

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Ten Must Things To Take On Vacation to Smith Mountain Lake

Packing for your vacation at Smith Mountain Lake?  Here are 10 things you do not want to forget. A Camera.  You know there are going to be Kodak moments on your trip and a good camera is the best way … Continue reading

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Museum of the Confederacy – Appomattox

Some visitors to Smith Mountain Lake want to visit museums and tour some of the historical sites within driving distance of the lake.  Last week we had visitors that wanted to visit Appomattox.  If you are interested in history surrounding … Continue reading

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Smith Mountain Lake Level Graph

Guests to Smith Mountain Lake often ask about the water level of the lake.  At The Rustic Cottage we have a floating dock with steps to a stationary dock.  The steps help guests navigate access to their watercraft when the … Continue reading

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What Are Stripers?

At Smith Mountain Lake, you hear the term ‘stripers’ a lot.  So, what are ‘stripers’? I turned to the World Fishing Network to get an answer.  The term ‘stripers’ refers to the sport fish known as striped bass. As striper … Continue reading

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Smith Mountain Lake Pre-Vacation Checklist

Suitcases packed…check!  Car packed…check!  But wait…before we go to Smith Mountain Lake and soak up the scenery and the time away from the hustle and bustle of our busy life, we need to tie up the loose ends at home.  … Continue reading

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Smith Mountain Lake Fun Facts

Some of you reading this already know many of the facts about Smith Mountain Lake, but many of you may not. So I thought it would be fun to present a broad brush version of the lake as a whole. … Continue reading

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Where Can I Find Information About Smith Mountain Lake?

A new brochure, published by the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce is out and vying for travelers’ attention at Virginia Welcome Centers throughout the state and Rest Area stops all along I-81.  An excellent resource for information on … Continue reading

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Are There Movie Theatres At Smith Mountain Lake?

There are two great places to catch a movie at Smith Mountain Lake.  Westlake Cinema across the bridge at Westlake and Mayberry Drive-In off White House Road. About Westlake Cinema This 13,800-square-foot cinema features a four-plex movie theater with stadium … Continue reading

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