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Philpott Lake, Bassett

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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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  • 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 propert...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »