Franklin County

Franklin County

Surrounded by picturesque waterways, Franklin County is overflowing in outdoor adventure and scenic beauty.

Fishing tournament in Franklin County

Smith Mountain Lake is the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains.” With 500 miles of shoreline, the lake is brimming with recreational options, making it a premiere destination in the region. Consistently ranked as a top bass lake in the nation by Bassmaster Magazine, the lake is popular among professional and amateur anglers. Even a novice will find confidence drawing in trophy bass on a guided fishing tour.

Philpott Lake’s 100 miles of shoreline feature a marina and tournament fishing dock, nine boat launches, eight campgrounds, six beaches, birding and wildlife trails, and more. The lake offers a multitude of recreational opportunities from fishing, boating and swimming, to camping, hunting, hiking and more to help make the experiences of all outdoor enthusiasts memorable.

Fishing in Franklin County

Fishing Pigg RiverThe Pigg, Smith and Blackwater Rivers also offer fishing, paddling and other recreational activities.

Franklin County’s waterways are convenient to Highway 220, the Blue Ridge Parkway and a number of towns and cities including Rocky Mount, Roanoke, Bedford, Lynchburg, Martinsville and Greensboro, N.C.

Come for the bass and stay to explore the natural beauty of Franklin County!

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