The Smith Mountain Lake No Discharge Zone
A No Discharge Zone (NDZ) is a body of water into which the dis-charge of sewage (whether treated or untreated) from all vessels is pro-hibited. It is illegal to discharge untreated sewage from vessels or boats in all Virginia waters. In a designated NDZ, it is also illegal to discharge any treated waste from vessels equipped with Marine Sanitation Devices (MSDs). U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulations require all vessels to disable the MSD discharge capability while operating in waters designated as a NDZ.
Smith Mountain Lake NDZ:
- Includes waters above the Smith Mountain Dam upstream to the
795.0 foot contour line (normal pool elevation) in all tributaries
- Includes waters to above the confluence with Back Creek in the Roanoke River arm
- Includes waters to the Brooks Mill Bridge (Route 834) on the Blackwater River arm
- The NDZ is approximately 20,000 acres in area, forms 500 miles of shoreline, and is bordered by the counties of Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania
Smith Mountain Lake is designated as a public water supply and must meet state water quality standards accordingly. There are 18 marinas with pump-out facilities on the lake in order to accommodate recreational boater waste. The lake is best known for its tourism and recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, swimming and shoreside activities. The area surrounding the lake contains public access areas, beaches, camp-grounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, and parks.
Smith Mountain Lake Pumpout Guide
Bedford County Pump-outs204 Crystal Shores Marina Resort (540) 297-1888
Previously named “Smith Mountain Yacht Club,” the marina is located off State Route
823in the Crystal Shores waterfront village. Operates pump-out facilities, boating
services, and other amenities for all boaters. (Near R-27A)
205 Webster Marine Center, Inc (540) 297-5228
Located near Halesford Bridge off State Route 122. Offers full sales and servicing for
boaters. Operates a public pump-out station on the floating pier. (Near R-28)
207 Craddock Creek Marina (540) 297-7325
Located on State Route 626 two miles south of Smith Mountain Lake State
Park entrance. Offers dump station and pump-out stations, boating services and
comfort amenities to all boaters. (Near C-2A)
208 Mariners Landing Resort Community (540) 297-3200
Located on State Route 626 just north of the Smith Mountain Lake State Park entrance.
Offers dump station and pump-out facilities, as well as amenities and entertainment for
slip holders and guests. (C-6)
209 Mitchell Point Marina (540) 874-4326
Located at the end of State Route 734. Offers dump station and pump-out facilities, as
well as RV campsites and amenities. (C-3A)
210 Parkway Marina (540) 297-4412
Located at the of State Route 626. Full service marina with dump station and pump-out
facilities, as well as amenities and rentals. (R-8)
212 Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina (800) 721-DARE
Located at the of State Route 853. Offers dump station and pump-out facilities, as well
as a host of recreational activities, lodging, dining and private event hosting.
213 Waterwheel Marina (540) 721-5668
Located off State Route 122 just north of the Halesford Bridge. Operates a mobile
pump-out attached to a trailer for slip owners. (Near R-28)
Franklin County Pump-outs
214 Bay Roc Marina (540) 890-2194
Located on State Route 634. Offers dump station and pump-out facilities, as well as a
full service marina with dining, amenities, and storage/repairs available to all boaters.
215 Bayside Marina (540) 721-3664
Located off of State Route 929 on Becky’s Creek. Offers pump-out, dump station,
full dockside service, and guest amenities. (R-26)
216 Bridgewater Marina (540) 721-1639
Located on State Route 122 just south of Halesford Bridge in Bridgewater Plaza. Offers
pump-outs, a dump station, rentals and ship’s store, and is next to dining and
recreational opportunities. (Near R-28)
217 Indian Pointe Marina (540) 874-5249
Located on State Route 616. Offers pump-out, dump station, full service marina,
amenities and rentals. (R-37)
218 Parrot Cove Boat Rentals (540) 721-5363
Located on State Route 122 next to Bridgewater Plaza. Offers pump-out and dump
station, full service marina with amenities for rental customers and their guests.
219 Pelican Point Yacht Club (540) 576-2019
Located off of State Route 957 on Pelican Point. Yacht Club offers pump-out and dump
station, full service marina with amenities, swimming and tennis facilities for members
and their guest. (Between B-10 and B-10A)
222 Gills Creek Marina (540) 721-2451
Located off of State Route 670 at the end of Fox Chase Road. Offers boat rentals,
as well as full service marina amenities and pump-out facilities. (G-2)
223 Crazy Horse Marina (540) 721-1587
Located on Crazy Horse Drive off of State Route 616. Offers full service marina with
pump out facility and a sit down restaurant. (B-10A)
Pittsylvania County Pump Outs
220 Lumpkins Marina (804) 927-5150
Located off of State Route 626. Offers pump-out facilities, food, gas and boat launch.
There is an adjoining mobile home park. (Across from B-2)
221 Smith Mountain Dock and Lodge (434) 927-5100
Located on State Route 626, between lake markers R-6 and R-8. Offers pump-out and
marina facilities with food gas, rentals and launch ramp
SMLA Vessel Pump Out Program
- The Vessel Pump Out Program (formerly Royal Flush) is a cooperative effort by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), SMLA, and TLAC.
- Total expenditures for the 2015 season were $28,676 which was covered by a 75% grant from VDH and a 25% contribution by SMLA. TLAC supplied administrative costs which was 6% of the total expenditures.
- Seasonal employees included one supervisor and 4 pump out technicians staffing two Ford 150 pick up trucks each with a 125 gallon storage tank and two 25 gallon portable tanks on hand carts. Effluent was pumped from each boat using the 25 gallon portable tank and transfered to the 125 gallon storage tank for each pump out.
- During the 16 week season from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, the program pumped out 4936 gallons of effluent (raw sewage) from 311 separate pump out operations. There were 123 different boats pumped and some boats were pumped multiple times during the season.
- The 2016 season for the Vessel Pump Out Program is scheduled to start on May 14th, two weekends before the typical start date of Memorial Day Weekend. The decision to start earlier was based on the number of calls requesting pump out prior to Memorial Day Weekend during the 2016 season.