There will be a public meeting at the end of September to talk about proposed updates to Virginia’s Smith Mountain Lake State Park, according to ABC 13. 

Staff with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will provide an overview of what they want to change at the park’s visitor center on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. in Huddleston.

Each state park has a master plan that guides development and they are updated every 10 years.

“Master plans outline the desired future condition for a park when it is fully developed,” said DCR Park Planner Bill Conkle. “We welcome public input in the planning process.”

The draft of the updated master plan for the Smith Mountain Lake State Park proposes a 60-site campground, 10 cabins, a paved off-road multipurpose trail, a new picnic area and the reconfiguration of the park entrance.

The 1,248-acre park is situated on Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford and Franklin counties.

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