Philpott Lake is a beautiful destination for boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and camping.

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.

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 Center.

Lake was built by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1948 and 1951, with it opening in 1953. Philpott Lake is convenient to Greensboro, NC (60 miles), Roanoke, VA (50 miles), Winston-Salem, NC (60 miles), and Raleigh, NC (130 miles), and Richmond, VA (190 miles).


Visit the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Philpott Lake website for more information

Learn more about the Philpott Blueway

Download Philpott Lake Blueway Trail Brochure

Volunteer Opportunities at Philpott Lake

1058 Philpott Dam Rd.
Bassett, VA 24055
877.444.6777 (Reservations (Camping))
276.629.4512 (U.S. Army Corps)