Smith River Access - South Martinsville
Locality: Martinsville City
280 Tensbury Rd.
Martinsville, VA 24112
Henry County Parks and Recreation provides easy access for paddlers to the Smith River. This public river access point is located in front of the Martinsville Dam at the Indian Heritage RV Park. Camping spots and a bathhouse are available for a fre from a private company. 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.