Lodging at Smith Lake Bed & Breakfast provides easy access for guests to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities in the region. The area around Smith Lake is mostly small communities, a national forest and a national wilderness area. The land is hilly and not well suited to growing crops so there is little agricultural runoff into the lake. This coupled with springs that feed the lake give the lake its clear, clean water. Three volunteer environmental groups work to maintain water quality. The water is tested weekly by volunteers and data fed to a central database. Problem areas are identified and addressed. There are however, challenges due to lakeside development.
For visitors and residents alike, Smith Lake remains a pristine reservoir for swimming, fishing and water sports while generating clean efficient power.