Smith Lake Recreation Area

Fort Bragg Forestry will conduct a prescribed burn today, July 29, in the following vicinities: northeast area west of McCormick Bridge Road and south of Andrews Church Road; south of Honeycutt Road and east of Smith Lake; east of Inverness Road and west of Salerno drop zone; east of Holland drop zone and south of Manchester Highway; east of Marks Road and northwest of Lindsey Lake in Cumberland, Hoke and Harnett counties.  For details, call (910) 396.2510.


Due to the controlled burn, the primitive tent sites are CLOSED until Monday, August 4, 2014 . However, the partial service ones are still available.


 Click here to view up-to-date Closures and Delays


Smith Lake Recreation Area Office Phone:  (910) 396-5979

Location:  Bldg. Q-2812 Smith Lake Road.
Entrance to Smith Lake Recreation Area (Park, Army Travel Campground and Beach) is accessible off of Honeycutt Road onto Smith Lake Road.  The access road off of Murchison Road is now permanently closed.  Please view Honeycutt Road Access Map onto Smith Lake Road.  Get driving directions.    


Hours of Operation

  • Smith Lake Recreation Area Office:  Thu-Mon (closed Tue & Wed): 8 am – 5 pm
  • Beach and Wake Zone Cable Park: Smith Lake Beach is open for swimming, paddle-boat, paddle-board and canoe rentals through the month of August on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm – 6 pm.  The Wake Zone Cable Park will tentatively open August 22nd.
  • Park Area:  Daily: 8 am  -  7 pm (May-Sept).  Daily: 10 am – 5 pm (Oct-Apr). 
  • Army Travel Campground: Year Round

Click on the links below for more information on each area

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Beach and Wake Zone Cable Park


The Smith Lake Wake Zone Cable Park is a state of the art water skiing system that pulls the water sport enthusiast effortlessly over smooth waters.  Amateur and Pro wake boarders will enjoy an affordable day of fun!   The water quality at Smith Lake is safe. Water is tested weekly to ensure the safety of our customers.  



Rules for Smith Lake Beach 



DOD ID card holders, ages 4 and up: $3.00 per person

Guests of DOD ID card holders, ages 4 and up: $5.00 (2 guests per ID card holder)

Civilian guests, ages 4 and up: $7.00

Children 3 and under: FREE

Canoe and Paddleboat rentals: $3.00 per person/per hour

Paddleboard rentals: $10.00 per person


 View Fee structure for Wake Zone Cable Park




Park Area


The pavilions and park areas on Ft. Bragg, Smith Lake and Pope AAF are fee based.  Visit our Parks page for reservation and price information.  NO alcohol or pets!




Army Travel Campground  


 View Army Travel Campground General Information


View Army Travel Campground Rules and Fees




Small Cabin      Large Cabin

Enjoy the tranquil setting of our rustic cabins in the midst of North Carolina’s long-leaf pine tree forest.


Our small cabins sleep up to 4 and are equipped with 1 double bed, 1 set of bunk beds, a small fridge and microwave, a table and 4 chairs.


Our large cabins sleep up to 8 and feature 2 bedrooms (1 double bed, 1 set of bunk beds), a loft (futon sleeper), a living area (futon sleeper), a full size bathroom and kitchenette with a table and 4 chairs (a minimum 2 night stay is required).


All cabins are air-conditioned/heated. Smoking is not permitted in the cabins.  Must bring own sheets, blankets, pillows and towels.


NO PETS are allowed.  Violators will be asked to remove the pet immediately, an additional $100.00 fee will be charged.




Mountain Bike/Hiking Trails/All American Trail




 Click here for information about the All American Trail





Bike Trails are open year round. There is a beginner, intermediate, and advanced trail, which can be ridden as individual segments or all together (8 miles total). Annual passes are $20 and day passes are $5.



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