Philpott Lake Recreation Area
1058 Philpott Dam Rd.
Bassett, VA 24055
Recreation Area: Bike, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Snow Sports, Walk, Water Sports
Nestled among the rolling foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Philpott Lake is a scenic wonderland. The lake covers 3,000 acres with 100 miles of shoreland and almost 7,000 acres of land. Visitors to the lake are always amazed at the natural beauty of the area. Most areas are under forest cover. There are numerous recreational opportunities, including: boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation. The lake has eight campgrounds, six beach areas, and nine boat launches. Visitors to Philpott should begin with a trip to the Visitor Assistance Center.