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Address: 1058 Philpott Dam Road, Bassett, VA 24055
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Lake/Dam/Overlook view

We went twice once in late fall and again in the spring. The overlook has an amazing view of the lake and dam. At the overlook there is a playground with picnic tables. Also an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Ridgeway Virginia
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Ridgeway Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went twice once in late fall and again in the spring. The overlook has an amazing view of the lake and dam. At the overlook there is a playground with picnic tables. Also an educational building to visit. The Dam is interesting and educational to see and visit. Its a great short day trip with the family.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I can only speak of the lake overlook as that is all I did here. Wow, what a view. Amazing. Lots of benchs, picnic tables, ample parking or you could even drive by and not get out. The view would be equally amazing from your car. Highly recommended.

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Rome, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have loved this lake over 30 years through good times and bad...we last visited Bowen's Creek recreational area, wish it was more pet-friendly! Nothing like a dip in the lake on a hot day! Dogs love it too...hint, hint..

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Nice well kept area. Nice boating dock and observation platform. Clean personal facilities and the look out area has a grand view.

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Bassett, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We took our daughters to the visitors center. There is a tiny museum inside. The ranger walked with us and taught my girls about the different animals of the region. He gave them coloring sheets, stickers, and information about the wildflowers. He also told them a little about the history of Bassett. After the tour, we walked up to the... More 

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a great lake- BIG LAKE, GREAT to take your boat and let the kids tube or knee board. Water is clear and cool. We go every year!

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Ridgeway, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

There are several parks on the lake and Philpott Park is just above the dam. There are a series of little wooden benches with a great view of the lake and then there is a big, stone observation deck. Just up the path a few hundred feet, there is a visitor's center with a nice little museum in it covering... More 

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Radford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stayed here at Goose Point on Philpott Lake and loved it!! Beautiful level sites with mature trees all around to provide the ultimate shade. Not too heavily lighted on the A loop which makes for such a peaceful experience...just us and the stars! Nice and quiet and you can get assistance from the very friendly staff at any time. Biggest... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Well worth the drive when ur in the Radford area Check out photo from Philpott Dam I took Very peaceful and relaxing !!!!

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Ferrum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Visited Jamison Mill in May. Clean facility, quiet grounds, LOTS of trails, fishing/camping permitted, bath house near entry. We were hiking that day and opted for the North Access Trail. This particular trail was approx .5 mi round trip. My husband and I had our 4 beans along with us (10, 9, 6, and 2) and this was a pretty... More 

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Address: 1058 Philpott Dam Road, Bassett, VA 24055
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Henry County  >  Bassett

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