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Smith Mountain Lake is a large reservoir in the Roanoke Region of Virginia, located southeast of the City of Roanoke and southwest of Lynchburg. The lake was created in 1963 by the Smith Mountain Dam impounding the Roanoke River. The majority of the south shore of the lake lies in Franklin County while a small portion, including access to the dam, lies in Pittsylvania County. Bedford County makes up the northern half of the lake with the Roanoke River as the dividing line. The lake has become a popular recreation spot and has also experienced significant development in the last decade. It is the largest lake contained entirely within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Smith Mountain Lake in United States awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Smith Mountain Lake. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Chapel Hill, United States. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Chapel Hill for its bountiful attractions like The Old Well, Franklin Street, North Carolina Botanical Garden on your trip to Smith Mountain Lake. Tour packages of Smith Mountain Lake are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Smith Mountain Lake*

  • Pollution Statistics in Smith Mountain Lake

    Know the pollution level of Smith Mountain Lake before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Smith Mountain Lake: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Smith Mountain Lake for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Smith Mountain Lake.

    • Burglary and Theft 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.89 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.78 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.89 (Low)
    • Drug offense 61.11 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.89 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.56 (Moderate)
  • Living in Smith Mountain Lake - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 61.15 (High)
    • Climate Index 79.47 (High)
    • Pollution Index 12.07 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 11.5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 34.49 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.49 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Smith Mountain Lake

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Smith Mountain Lake

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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