Boating and Sailing, Boat Rentals, and Marinas

Whether you are a motorboat enthusiast, canoeist, kayaker or sailor, you’ll find the perfect place for your favorite water sport here in beautiful Bedford. No need to worry if you can’t bring or don’t have a watercraft. Our many full-service marinas and outfitters have just what you need!


Bent Creek Adventures
PO Box 1091
Routes 60 and 605
Appomattox, VA 24522
Email: bcaonthejames@aol.com
Canoeing & Tubing Livery

Bridgewater Marina and Boat Rentals
16410 Booker T. Washington Highway
Moneta, VA 24121
Bridgewater Marina is Smith Mountain Lake’s largest boat rental operation. Our motto is “Where land ends and adventure begins”. Bridgewater Marina has everything you need to make your day on the water a memorable experience.
Hours: Open 7 days a week 8:00am to 6:00pm

James River Basin Canoe Livery
Twin River Outfitters

US 60 Between Lexington & Buena Vista
17 Rockbridge Road
State Route 130
Glasgow, VA 24555
Email: tro@canoevirginia.net

Lake Haven Marina/Kings Point Pub
15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway
Huddleston, VA 24104
Over 100 open slips and covered slips and 8 slips with 30 amp power and water.  Yearly contracts.  Irish pub on premises serving food, beer and wine.  Pub open May 16th on weekends.  June through September Wednesday thru Sunday.  Pub open 3:00pm to 12:00pm (3pm to 5pm for appetizers and 5pm to 10pm for dinner).  Entertainment Saturday nights.

Parrot Cove at Smith Mountain Lake
16441 Booker T. Washington Highway
Moneta, VA 24121
540-721-5363, 800-488-4516
Email: rentals@parrotcove.com
Houseboats, pontoons, waverunners, 18′ run-a-bouts, fishing boats

Parkway Marina 
16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway
Huddleston, VA 24104-2963
Fax: 540-297-4883
Pontoon, Run-About, Fishing Boat, Kayak, Paddleboat and paddleboard rentals; wedding venue on scenic point; duplex cottage rentals; Marine Service Center; Ship’s store, long term and transit slip rentals; Marine gas sales (full service); land storage/trailer storage for boats.
Open Sunday – Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm, Friday and Saturday 8:00am to 7:00pm.

Smith Mountain Lake Boat Rentals at Mitchell’s Point Marina
3553 Trading Post Road
Huddleston, VA 24104
Email: smlboatrentals@yahoo.com
We rent pontoon boats and runabouts, kayaks, standup paddle boards, and a wide variety of towables. Our RV park has annual lease sites only as well as covered and noncovered, floating and hanging boat slips. Open Memorial Day- Labor Day Daily 9:00am to 7:00pm, Call for off season hours.

Smith Mountain Lake State Park
1235 State Park Road
Huddleston Virginia 24104
Fishing, Boating: Located on Smith Mountain Lake, the park offers ample opportunities for shore and boat fishing. You’ll find striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish and several other species.

Boat launching fee required for day-use public; overnight guests launch for free. There are no overnight mooring areas except in the cabin area for cabin guests only.

Boat Rentals: Canoes, kayaks, hydrobikes, paddleboats, pontoon boats, ski boats and jet skis are available at the park from Memorial Day through Labor Day: call 540-297-3642 for information and reservations; call 540-721-1639 the rest of the year. Purchase and annual boat launch fee by calling 1-800-933-7275.

Twin River Outfitters
653 Lowe Street
Buchanan, Va 24066
Twin River Outfitters is a full service paddle sports rental company. We rent canoes, kayaks, tubes, and rafts on the James River in Buchanan, Virginia. Our shop is located 45 minutes drive up Route 43 from Bedford Visitor Center.
Open 9:00am to 5:00pm

Webster Marine Center
1185 Mills Road
Moneta, VA 24121
Fax: 540-297-9167
Retail Marine sales, service and full service marina. Non-ethanol fuel sales 24/7.
Open: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday 8:00am to 3:00pm, Closed Sunday.

Wilderness Canoe Company, LLC
631 James River Road
Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579
Email: info@wildernesscanoecompany.com
We offer canoe, kayak and tube rentals on the James and Maury Rivers.  Overnight packages are available.
Open 9:00am to 3:00pm. 7 days a week April – October

Virginia Dare Cruises
3619 Airport Road
Moneta, VA 24121
Email: vadarecruises@gmail.com

Boat Landings

Reed Creek Boat Landing:
James River Access, Big Island, VA adjacent to Georgia Pacific Plant, by main entrance off Rte 501

Hunting Creek Boat Landing:
James River Access,Big Island ,VA ,1 block north of junction of Rte 501 and Rte 122,turn right on Riverside Circle,1/4 mile on right .

Hardy Road Ford:
Smith Mountain Lake Access, From Rte 24 in Stewartsville follow Rte 619 to Rte 634(Hardy Road) south to boat ramp. From Franklin County,south side of Hales Ford Bridge,take Rte 122 ,turn right on Rte 634 and follow to ramp

Smith Mountain State Park Public Boat Ramp:
Fee $5.00, From Bedford Rte 122 S to left on Rte 608,turn right on Rte 626 to SML State Park.