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Address: 1058 Philpott Dam Road, Bassett, VA 24055
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Small town lake

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
67 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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150 reviews 150 reviews
50 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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