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Philpott Lake

Address: 1058 Philpott Dam Road, Bassett, VA 24055
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Bassett
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Ridgeway, Virginia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
67 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
7 attraction reviews
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
46 helpful votes 46 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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