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Address: 1058 Philpott Dam Road, Bassett, VA 24055
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Beautiful Place!

Pretty Place to take pictures. Nice playground. You can boat, swim, fish, paddle boat, etc. Very pretty overlook. Peaceful and quiet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
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English first
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Pretty Place to take pictures. Nice playground. You can boat, swim, fish, paddle boat, etc. Very pretty overlook. Peaceful and quiet.

Thank Doublemints
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My best friend & I took our kids (ages 10, 7, 5, & 2) to the swimming area & spent the day. It was very well kept, affordable, and sectioned off to keep the children away from the deep areas of the lake. Our kids always look forward to visits to Philpott Lake!

Thank Amy M
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

If you are into fishing and camping this is the place for you. It is like many of the campgrounds I have been to where the main activity is fishing. After the fishing the party atmosphere begins. Like others have said on weekends it is full with locals. Noticed during the day the locals had lots of visitors in their... More 

Thank Red951
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

More rain as we set up camp in the dark at Goose Point on Philpott Lake and dried out from the morning's storm 300 miles away. We awoke to a gorgeous lakefront campsite! It rained on and off throughout the day but we managed to get most things dry... and had a very productive hunting day at the Fairy Stone... More 

Thank Hollie W
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was our first time at Philpott Lake and we loved every minute of it! We stayed at the group campgrounds with friends from NC and VA. The air is much cooler here at this lake and the views are breathtaking! The lake is great for fishermen, boaters and those of us with PWC's. It is not very crowded, even... More 

Thank LemCat
Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I recently spent a week camping at Goose Point on Philpott Dam Lake. It was absolutely beautiful. Imagine waking up each morning with the fire crackling while sipping on a cup of hot coffee & watching the sunrise over the lake. Soon the bacon, egg, & cheese sandwiches were ready. Having a camper made it easy to microwave Jimmy Dean... More 

Thank Sandra E
Ridgeway Virginia
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Mickie123
Roanoke, Virginia
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368 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank klay36
Rome, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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..

1 Thank Pedromeda
Cary, North Carolina
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100 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

Thank gnaff9093

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