Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Saturday, May 25, 2024

Osprey Webcam

Osprey Cam 2016

Due to predation on the nest by a Great Horned Owl, the live nest camera will not be available at this time.  The park is looking into ways to increase the success of the osprey nesting activities without jeopardizing the survival of the owl.  It may be likely that we will be relocating or removing this nesting site.  Thank you for your interest and support of our live camera osprey nesting program.  We hope to offer this once again sometime in the future. 

See an album of pictures from 2016 nest here




The following links discuss the activities at the osprey nest in 2015.

     Osprey Watch - June 2015

     Osprey Watch - April 2015

     Osprey Watch - Drama on the Osprey Nest

     Osprey Watch - Good Day on the Osprey Nest


In 2003 the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park were instrumental in providing funding and establishing the Osprey Cam at the Park.   To learn more about this project please visit: 


Read articles that follow along with the 2014 ospreys by clicking on the links below.

Osprey Watch 1

Osprey Watch 2

Osprey Watch 3

Osprey Watch 4



The following links refer to the osprey activity during the summer of 2013.