Congratulations to The Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park for being voted the best "Club or Civic Organization" of 2014 in the lake area by readers of the popular Laker Magazine. Click here to see the entire Best of the Lake awards.
Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park is a group of people from the area who have an interest in promoting, protecting, and preserving the Park. They work closely with the park personnel to provide additional services, programs, and support for park activities and needs. The members meet on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 in the Discovery Center. We are a non-profit charitable organization with 501c(3) status. All membership dues and contributions are fully tax deductible.
Since the establishment of the Friends 62,414 volunteer hours have been donated. During the year 2013 the total number of volunteer hours donated by the Friends organization was 2,732. In addition to the hours of work, the Friends contribute cash contributions, public relations, and program assistance such as the Winter Lecture Series and Music in the Park Program. The Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park represent a significant resource to the Park and the community.
More information about our ongoing programs can be viewed on the "About Us" link of this site. In addition, here are some of the "Goals and Objectives" we are currently pursuing.
Friends Officers and Directors 2014
Dave Gearhart - President
Gene Chianelli - Vice President
Dot Tipton - Secretary
Patti Gerhart - Treasurer
Anne Marie Smith
seated: Dave Gearhart - President, Gene Chianelli - Vice President
standing: Patti Gerhart - Treasurer