Martinsville, Virginia

Things to Do

Smith River Access - Doe Run

Lakes & Rivers, Boating, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, LGBT Friendly, LGBTQ+ Friendly

Henry County Parks and Recreation provides easy access for paddlers to the Smith River. This public river access point behind the Martinsville Dam has convenient parking and has calm water that is great for beginners to practice. Paddlers should be aware that the entrance ramp is rustic and that water levels are subject to rapid change due to releases from Philpott Dam. Water temperature is cold year round. Paddlers should check USGS gauges and please call for water release schedule.

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