Nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of Southwest Virginia, Smith Mountain Lake boasts 500
miles of shoreline. People travel to Smith Mountain Lake from all over the country to enjoy its beautiful scenery and laid-back atmosphere.

Lake Effects was inspired by the location first and then the script was built from what already existed. The Smith Mountain Lake community played the largest “role” in the film and the film would not have been possible without the hundreds of volunteers, in-kind donations and selfless

support of Southwest Virginia. The film was shot entirely on location and honestly showcases this real location and its community.

Thank you to our website sponsors who made this site possible:
Franklin County Commerce and Leisure Services
Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Bedford Tourism Office and Bedford County