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Philpott Lake, Bassett

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
Philpott Lake is a reservoir in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is impounded by Philpott Dam.The lake is at an elevation of 974 feet (297 m) msl covers an area of 2,880 acres (11.65 kmĀ²) and has a shoreline length of 110 miles (177 km) at elevation 985 feet (300 m), msl. Philpott Lake extends into Franklin, Henry, and Patrick counties, Virginia.The lake and Philpott Dam were created to control flooding along the Smith River, to generate hydroelectric power, and to provide recreational activities at Fairy Stone State Park. Construction on Philpott Dam began in 1948 and was completed in 1952.
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  • 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 histor...  read more »
  • 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 v...  read more »
  • Pretty Place to take pictures. Nice playground. You can boat, swim, fish, paddle boat, etc. Very pretty overlook. Peaceful and quiet. 
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