Known as the "Land Between the Lakes", Franklin County, Virginia is home to not one, but two unique waterfront destinations nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you are looking for a premiere watersport adventure, look no further than the 500 miles shoreline at Smith Mountain Lake. Located on the northeastern boundary of Franklin County, Smith Mountain Lake offers all of the comforts of a premiere vacation destination with premiere shopping, dining, and water sport activities with the down-home charm of lake front cabins and homes that will provide a home base for your adventures.
On the southwestern border of Franklin County lies the flatwater oasis of Philpott Lake. This waterway features visitors the opportunity to unplug and experience 3,000 acres of undeveloped shoreline surrounded by 20,000 acres of protected wilderness. If camping is more your speed check out one of the numerous campgrounds lining the eastern shore of the lake. Be sure to bring your canoe, kayak, or paddleboard to experience at taste of the best flatwater paddling in the country.