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Stay Awhile or Stay Forever

Stay Awhile or Stay Forever

Stay Awhile or Stay Forever

Local Guides to Restaurants 

Local Guide to Marinas

  • Bay Roc Marina Cafe (540)-890-2194, Seasonal - call for hours) $
    Full Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner - Served Lakefront
    Franklin County, 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy, Virginia
    By Boat: East of Marker R-87


  • Jake's Place (540-297-4732, Seasonal Thu-Mon - call for hours) $$

       Soups, Salads, Burgers and Sandwiches, Chicken, Seafood, Steak, Served                       Lakefront Bedford County, 1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta, Virginia
      By Boat: Near Hales Ford Bridge, Northwest of Marker R-28


  • Kings Point Pub (540-297-7347, Seasonal Wed-Sun - call for hours) $$
    Guinness Pie, Chicken Pot Pie, Seafood, Steaks, plus 12 Beers on Tap, Served Lakefront
    Bedford County, 15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston, Virginia
    By Boat: Lake Haven Marina, West of Marker C-3


  • Mango's Bar and Grill (540-721-1632, Seasonal - call for hours) $$
    Lunch, Dinner, and Live Entertainment, Served Lakefront
    Franklin County, 16430 Booker T. Washington Highway, Bridgewater Plaza at Hales Ford Bridge, Moneta, Virginia
    By Boat: Bridgewater Plaza, West of Marker R-28


  • Mexico Viejo (540-719-5001) $$
    Mexican Grill and Cantina, Served Lakefront
    Franklin County, Bridgewater Plaza, 16440 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta, Virginia
    By Boat: Bridgewater Plaza, West of Marker R-28


  • NAPOLI COWBOY (540) 238-2142  6674 Burnt Chimney Rd Wirtz, VA 24184  $$

       appetizers, salads, sandwiches, steaks, pasta, burgers, pizza, deserts, beer and             wine                   

  • Napoli Cowboys at the Lake  Bernard's Landing  By Boat: Mile Marker 11

  • Mitchell's Restaurant and Lakeside Pizzeria (540-296-0664, Seasonal - call for hours) Wings, Pizza, Burgers, Steaks, Salads, Served Lakefront
    Bedford County, 3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston, VirginiaBy Boat: Between Markers C-2 and C-3


  • Moosie's Restaurant (540-721-5255) $
    Generously-sized Sandwiches, Served Lakefront
    Franklin County, 16430 Booker T. Washington Highway, 16 Bridgewater Plaza at Hales Ford Bridge, Moneta, Virginia

       By Boat: Bridgewater Plaza, West of Marker R-28


  • Pizza Pub (540-721-1234) $
    Pizza, Sandwiches, Salads, Beer and Wine, Served Waterfront
    Franklin County, 16430 Booker T. Washington Highway, Suite 10, Bridgewater Plaza at Hales Ford Bridge, Moneta, Virginia
    By Boat: Bridgewater Plaza, West of Marker R-28


  • Portside Grill & Bar (540-297-7100 x3, Seasonal Fri-Sun - call for hours) $
    Sandwiches, Beer and Wine, Served Waterfront
    Bedford County, 3619 Airport Road at Virginia Dare Marina, Moneta, Virginia
    By Boat: Northwest of Marker R-21



       Store and 24-hour pay-at-the-pump gas. Sales and rentals at Bridgewater and             rental.  It's a one  stop shop! There's rock climbing, fudge and gifts from Gifts               Ahoy, shopping, food, (Moosie's.  Smith Mountain Lake  Coffeehouse, the  Ice               Cream Cottage, Mangos for food and live music,   and more.) Lake toy and boat           rentals


  • Bay Roc Marina: 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy, VA 24101, (540) 890-2194, Channel Marker R87

       Full service marina with wet slip and dry rack storage. Boat repair and servicing             and gas. Marina also features a store and restaurant.


      Offering open, covered and dry rack storage and located near Westlake.                        Additional amenities include   boat sales and service as well as tennis courts,                 swimming pool, bath house, pump out  station, fuel, and ship store.


       Located below the check-in center at Bernard’s Landing.


      Bridgewater Plaza with store and 24-hour pay-at-the-pump gas. Sales and rentals          at Bridgewater  and rentals.  Locations include Bernard’s, Halesford, Mariners                and SML State Park. Bridgewater   Plaza is a hub of activity, full of restaurants,                shops, and activities for all ages.

  • Captain’s Quarters: 16525 Booker T. Washington Hwy, Moneta, VA 24121, (540) 721-1175, Channel Marker R28.

       Boat rentals and parts, fishing supplies and fishing guide service, full service gas           pumps, cold drinks,  ice  cream and snacks.


  • Crazy Horse Marina: 400 Crazy Horse Rd, Moneta, VA 24121, (540) 719-0620, Channel Marker B10

       Blackwater Cove offering boat covered and uncovered boat slip rentals, 24 hour           gas dock, boat  launch  ramp, ship store, pump-out, rest room facilities. Dock                rentals available and include  shower facilities, Wi-Fi, beach access and boat                  ramp. Other rentals include kayaks, stand-up   paddleboards, tubes and                       Aquaglide  water park items. With over 40 acres of land, you will often   find                   festivals happening on the grounds too, the  most popular being Smith                         Mountain Lake  Wine Festival held in September. Mexico Viejo Restaurant is also         located on the property with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the cove.


       Wet and dry slip rentals, fuel and restrooms with shower facilities. Waller’s                       Restaurant is located on the  grounds as well.


       Marina, store, 24/7 gas, and lodge. The marina offers covered and wet slip                     rentals, boat, kayak  and tube rentals, and charters are also available.


      Offering 24/7 gas pumps, propane and a marine store and located near Halesford        Bridge and Jake’s Place  restaurant.

  • Lake Haven Marina: 15844 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy, Huddleston, VA 24104, (540) 525-0282, Channel Marker C1

       Offering floating boat slip rentals which include power and water, a bathhouse             and dump station, and King’s Point Pub Irish-style pub on the property.

  • Lakeside Marina: 629 Lakeside Rd, Penhook, VA 24137, (434) 927-5380, Channel Marker B1

      Marina with boat slip rental. Often closed for lunch. Call for schedule dependent          upon season.


  • Lumpkins Marina: 19 Lumpkin Dr, Penhook, VA 24137, (434) 927-4327, Channel Marker B1

       Marina with snack bar opened for spring, summer and fall.

       On the east side of the lake at Mariner’s landing, the rental center is located at              the outdoor  pool entrance behind the condo towers

       Boat slips to accommodate large boats and houseboats, RV sites, restaurant,                 boat rentals, fuel.

  • Parkway Marina: 16918 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy, Huddleston, VA 24104, (540) 297-4412, Channel Marker R8

       Boat and slip rentals, boat sales, convenience store with snacks, groceries,                     boating and fishing  supplied and gas, and home to many community fishing and         fun events.


  •  Deepwater slips with dockside water and 30/50/60 AMP electrical services. Waterfront-resort environment with 18 acres of park-like green space over a half-mile of shoreline. Clubhouse, swimming pool, bath house, tennis, shuffleboard and much more. Free pumpout facility for slip customers.


  • Smith Mountain Boat Rentals: 1235 State Park Road, Huddleston, VA 24104, (540) 297-3642, Channel Marker R3-6. Located on the beach at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.


      Marina store with snacks, ice cream, souvenirs and more, marina with 24/7 pumps,        and Portside Grill for grabbing a bite to eat overlooking the lake, boat slip rentals        with WiFi, beach, and  restrooms included and  home of Virginia Dare Cruises.


      Covered slips with lifts, bathrooms, conveniently located near Hales Ford Bridge          and open  year round.


       New and pre-owned boat and Sea-do sales as well as service and parts. Full                   service marina and slip rentals.

Public Boat Launches

      A variety of public boat launches are peppered along the shores of the lake, accessible from all three counties surrounding the area. Public boat launches are a great option for day trips or for people who have their own storage options and just need an entry point for their watercraft. 


Anthony Ford

Hale's Ford

Hardy Ford

Oak Grove



Smith Mountain Lake State Park



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