If you have visited Smith Lake recently, you may have noticed construction work happening down at the south end of the lake. This first phase of construction will replace disturbed areas and eroded trails with new sustainable trail, a viewing platform, a bench, and a dock to provide water access for anglers, hand-carry boaters, and swimmers. This first phase is scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer.
In upcoming years we plan to expand the Whitefish Trail around Smith Lake and Swift Creek and will create an additional trailhead at East Smith Rd. accessed from East Lakeshore Drive. Ultimately, Smith Lake will once again be a valued family-friendly recreation destination on public land just minutes from town.