|Fee for using beach and swimming area is $2 per person|
Photo by Jeff Reid:
The Smith Mountain Lake Community Park beach will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends, beginning Friday, May 24. The beach will open every day for the summer, beginning June 13.
The beach area at Smith Mountain Lake Community Park will open on weekends, beginning Friday, May 24.
The beach will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends only through June 9.
The cost of using the beach and swimming area is $2 per adult. Children 3 and under are admitted free. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Beach users will need to enter the center gate to receive a wristband for the day from the lifeguard, according to the Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department.
This beach is open only when lifeguards are on duty, and swimming is only permitted in the designated
Lifeguards for this year are Kayla Anderson, Sarah Bidwell, Ashley Dillon, Taylor Greenway, Megan Henderson, Nick Montgomery, Stephanie Perdue, Nick Weir, Jessica Whitlow and Hannah Wood.
Beginning June 13, the beach will open every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Aug. 12 when the beach will again close on weekdays. The beach area will close on Sept. 3.
Smith Mountain Lake Community Park is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. Features of the park
include a playground, picnic facilities, 1.5-mile hiking and walking trail and a fully accessible fishing pier.
The park is located at the end of Park Place Boulevard. Motorists should take 122 toward Westlake, taking a right on Scruggs Road. Then follow the park signs to the park.
For more detailed directions or more information, visit www.franklincountyva.gov/parks or call Franklin
County Parks & Recreation at 540-483-9293.