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Philpott Lake

1058 Philpott Dam Rd, Bassett, VA 24055-3890
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peaceful and beautiful

Its the place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle we have created for ourselves in... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Henry, Virginia
BEAUTIFUL photo oppportunity

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

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Kathy C
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“small museum” (3 reviews)
“picnic area” (2 reviews)
“get away” (3 reviews)
1058 Philpott Dam Rd, Bassett, VA 24055-3890
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Its the place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle we have created for ourselves in general. It's not a lot to do but if you are looking for a getaway you don't want or need a lot! Beautiful lake, swimming spots,...More

Thank sharonphilpott74
Reviewed 31 July 2017

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 2 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 17 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
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Response from gnaff9093 | Reviewed this property |
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