Henry County Parks and Recreation provides easy access for paddlers to the Smith River.
This public canoe 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.
Canoe and Kayak rentals are available at this location from Smith River Adventure Outfitters. They also provide shuttles for river trips. Contact them at 276.252.0701.
Last Updated: 1/27/2012 4:45 PM