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Philpott Lake

1058 Philpott Dam Road, Bassett, VA 24055
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Bassett
Type: Bodies of Water
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Norfolk, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Philpott Lake and state park is a great family lake to go to on a hot summer day. It is never crowded, always clear calm waters and plenty of parking for boat trailers. The best thing about Philpott is it's run by the corp of army engineers and there are no homes built on the lake so the shore line... More

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Deer Park
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50 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is truly a secret gem in the Collinsville, Martinsville area. the vista from the Dam is breathtaking, I went in September when the leaves were starting to change there was fog and mist on the lake just beautiful. Being from Washington State this was an amazing eperience to compare with our blue lakes and mountains.

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Long Beach, California
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8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I have stayed at Fairy Stone Cabin #1 several times and have gotten spoiled with the lakefront view. On a return trip to the area, with all the Fairy Stone Cabins booked, I said, no problem - I will camp. One night at the Fairy Stone campground was enough for me. It is wooded with no views and constant drive... More

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Christiansburg, VA
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We were fortunate enough to get a great spot over the weekend at Goose Point. We had such a great weekend! Very quiet, relaxing weekend. We were in Loop C-spot 13, not a lot of shade in that spot, but was right on the Lake and we had a beautiful view for the weekend. We will definitely go back as... More

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Philpott is our favorite lake to camp at..We take our boat so the kids can kneeboarding and tube.. water is very calm!.. We camp at Goosepoint and have for several years..Not much to do close by, but we love to stay in the campground and relax..very quiet campground.

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Ferrum
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Visited Philpott Lake many times in the past to take advantage of the several sandy "beaches" used for swimming, but this time, we opted to tent camp overnight at Horseshoe Point. Just 3.5 miles up from the more popular Salthouse Branch of Philpott Lake, Horseshoe Point offers standard and electric w/ water hook-up sites,several being right along the lake's edge.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We live exactly 2 miles from the lake but we still go camping at least 4 times each year. Our oldest daughter, who turns 4 next week, starts hollering in dec"when we going camping?" The campsites at salt house and horseshoe are wonderful. We try to get the same campsite each time we go because its big enough for the... More

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Roanoke VA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Stayed at Goose Point Park for the first time Memorial Day Weekend and it will be the last time. Very disappointed with the closeness of the RV sites (we were in a pop-up camper), the lack of showers in the upper loop, the ongoing problems with the toilets in the upper loop and the lack of water pressure on Sunday.... More

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