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Old 04-19-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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Directions to Smith Mountain Lake, Va

We are taking our 39 foot Georgetown and following with an Escalade pulling a 24 foot pontoon boat. Does anybody have a good route around Roanoke. We will be traveling from Charleston, WV to Salem and then on into SML. Advise please - we would like to avoid mountains if possible.
PS: This is our first camping trip with the RV.
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You never said where you are going, so I can only assume that it is the state park. You might consider Salem to Cloverdale and pick up 220. Turn off of 220 onto 221 to Bedford, then 122 to Moneta. You're on your own from there. There is no way I know of to avoid the mountains but at least it gets you around Roanoke, and possibly on the side of the lake you need to be on. (However, 122 does cross the lake.) Hard to say if this would be a better route for you, or not.
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We are going to the state park. Looking at the map as I type - or rather hubby is!
We have a "pull through" reserved for two weeks.
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Have a great time. Watch out for the idiots on the jet skis. If you haven't been there before, ask someone for the coordinates of the mansion where the owner has a ramp for his float plane. Rather interesting from the water.
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that sounds interesting...I will do that. thanks for the directions...

Do you know anywhere we can dock our boat for the two weeks that we are there? We could only find an annual rental and the cheapest was $900/year. Would rather leave it in the water than take it out and in on a daily basis.
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