Breathtaking views, peaceful waters, abundant wildlife and
miles of paddling await in the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Mountains of Virginia. The Philpott Blueway is a system of
water trails easily accessible from surrounding parks, boat
launches and campgrounds.
Covering parts of Henry, Franklin and Patrick Counties, the
Blueway explores points of interest stretching over 25 miles
accessible to both paddlers and motorized watercraft. The
individual water trails range from 1.5 miles to 9 miles in
length. You can spend a few hours or several days on
adventures at Philpott Lake. Informational signage can be
found at each access point that includes a water trail.
The 3,000-acre lake is surrounded by 100 miles of pristine
shoreline and 7,000 acres of mostly unspoiled wilderness.
Philpott Lake is just a short drive from the Blue Ridge
Parkway. Here you will find your secluded escape whether
camping, paddling, boating or hiking. Exploring the Philpott
Blueway is the perfect way to relax and enjoy unique
scenery, history and a lifetime of memories.