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Membership in SMLA is your best and easiest opportunity to ensure that the Lake that you have known and loved will continue to be environmentally preserved, safe in all recreational activities, and a place where you kids and grandkids will seek to enjoy. Join us and participate in one of our many Lake- protecting activities. It is your best and cheapest insurance you can buy to maintain your property value by preserving our treasure – The Jewel of the Blue Ridge.

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What Does the SMLA Do For Smith Mountain Lake?

Below are current activities and reports that demonstrate SMLA’s level of commitment to our Lake. Other interesting and exciting accomplishments and activities can be viewed by browsing the website tabs at the top of every page.


Water Quality Monitoring Sites


Tons of Debris Removed During Lake Cleanup


Gallons of Effluent Disposed of


Sterile Carp Introduced

Smith Mountain Lake has been listed buy Boat U.S. magazine in their April/May edition as one of the top eight lakes in the country, and most recently, the June/July edition of Garden and Gun Magazine as one of the top 10 “Summer Lake Escapes”.

SMLA T-Shirts Now Available On-line!

Show your support for SMLA! Colorful, high quality SMLA T-Shirts are now available on our website Shop page. Find great T-Shirts for all of the family in 4 different exciting colors from Small to 3XL sizes.

Be sure to review this most recent newsletter as it includes a ballot for you to use in voting for our 2019 Board of Directors.

SMLA Hosts “Active Shooter” Presentation

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department provided SMLA members and interested guests a riveting presentation on actual, recent, local Active Shooter situations.  This event was sponsored by the Smith Mountain Lake Association as an educational opportunity for our members as well as for members of the community.

Instructors said the goal of the class is to educate people about an active shooter situation, saying you can’t hide and wait for an event to pass. You need to know what to do.

Participants learned ways to avoid being in an active shooter situation by being more aware of their surroundings, denying a shooter access by getting out of the line of fire or by locking themselves in a room and defending themselves if necessary.

In early summer, a segment on the Today Show highlighted Electric Shock Drowning. They told the story of a father and his dog swimming in the water near a dock in obvious distress. The son saw their struggling and jumped in the water to help and was a victim of Electric Shock Drowning.…