Smith Mountain Lake is a beautiful, 20,600 acre lake located about an hour west of Lynchburg. The lake was created in the 1960's to generate electricity. There are 500 miles of shoreline spanning Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania Counties with gorgeous mountain views all around.
Boating season is almost here and every season there are accidents. Safety should be a top concern, so please follow the rules and make sure you have the REQUIRED EQUIPMENT on board. Each vessel must be equipped with enough US Coast Guard approved life jackets or personal flotation devices for each person on board. Trust me, you don't want to be pulled over and asked to produce them! Make sure you have all items on board that are required and be a courteous boater.
Not sure if your boat meets the Virginia requirements? The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadrons will perform a Vessel Safety Check (VSC) of your vessel and equipment free of charge. This inspection covers federal and state requirements. If your vessel meets all VSC requirements, you will receive a VSC decal. If your vessel fails to meet all requirements, no report is made to any law enforcement agency.
If you haven't taken a boating course, consider the official Boating Safety Online Course. Visit the other related sites and Happy Boating!
Yes, Every boater should have their own flotation device!
Would you like more information about Smith Mountain Lake or Lynchburg, Virginia? Visit my website or call me at (434)546-0369.
Debbie Malone, Realtor(R) RE/MAX 1st Olympic 20395 Timberlake Rd Lynchburg, VA 24502
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Debbie Malone, Realtor
RE/MAX 1st Olympic