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Philpott Lake

1058 Philpott Dam Rd, Bassett, VA 24055-3890
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BEAUTIFUL photo oppportunity

Walked around and saw the damn and views. Went inside small museum, spoke with volunteer there and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathy C
Beautiful surroundings.

Bring your camper, tent, or what ever you like and spend the weekend or longer. You can bring your... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Elizabeth M
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Bassett, Virginia
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  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
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“small museum” (3 reviews)
“picnic area” (2 reviews)
“tent camping” (2 reviews)
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1058 Philpott Dam Rd, Bassett, VA 24055-3890
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked around and saw the damn and views. Went inside small museum, spoke with volunteer there and learned a lot. Picnic area and camping here although we didn't use either one. Just passing through and thought we'd stop in as we had once years ago.

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Bring your camper, tent, or what ever you like and spend the weekend or longer. You can bring your picnic baskets and cookout and watch all the wild life and boaters. If you have a boat or cannu spend the day fishing or swimming. They...More

1  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Most size boats are permitted on this lake. The water is cool due to the great depths. The lake was formed by damming up Smith River. The Corp of Engineers tend to the dam and surrounding lake property. Offers year round camping including tent camping...More

1  Thank SpiritsOpinion
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We took our grandson to the museum at Philpott Lake, viewed the dam and the boating dock. He had never seen a dam or a boating dock.

Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you love to walk or run, then Philpott Lake is a great place to visit and get your walking or running in for the day. It has lovely views of the Philpott Lake and Dam all year round. It is a great place for...More

Thank breakmydreams
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Whether your joy is spending time in the outdoors by fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, skiing, kayaking, biking, picnics, or exercise, or you love watching or hunting wildlife, learning about history, seeing museum displays, or watching the rushing generation of power and seeing the rise of...More

3  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We lucked out and got a nice spot. We had a lake view, very clean and maintained. Had a lots of people there, but they were nice and obeyed the rules. Dallas and his wife runs the place and they are very nice and helpful....More

2  Thank Treva C
Reviewed 16 October 2015

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

Thank Doublemints
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Amy M
Reviewed 13 September 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...More

Thank Red951
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I had to alter the websites and emails below so the system would take it but all of it will help you with your questions. Phone numbers, website, email. Enjoy your trip there. I grew up about 8-10 miles from Philpott... More
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