Like many families, we grew up on the lake—tubing and skiing behind our grandfather’s pontoon boat, fishing with our dad and grandfather, and loading the boat up with friends to spend a day on the water. We had been customers of Trident Marina—formerly Ryan Creek or Big Bridge Marina—for many years, when the opportunity came to acquire the business. In January of 2015, we took over management, and just like our memories on the lake, it was a family affair.
Our name, Trident Marina, honors our family legacy as well as the legacy of Smith Lake. The “Tri” in Trident represents our family members, two Tolbert brothers and our father. The view of the lake from above also resembles a trident. The perfectly nautical name just fit, and we are proud to bring the lake legacy to a new generation of families.