Philpott Lake


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974.21 FEET
Full Pool: 974.0
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Trees in the Classroom: Martinsville students learn about nature

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 10/30/2018 2:01:00 AM

The field trip is a joint project of Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) and Army Corps of Engineers at Philpott Lake, said Krista Hodges of DRBA. The trip is a culmination of lessons which started in

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Get an up-close view of fall during hiking series

The Franklin News Post

Date: 10/19/2018 6:54:00 AM

The hikes typically last about two hours, Ross said. On Oct. 23, the series will make a stop at Jamison Mill at Philpott Lake. From there, other hikes include Chestnut Ridge Loop Trail in Roanoke on O

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Looking Back: Building a Corps of Engineers

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 10/16/2018 1:22:00 AM

Their role continued to expand, being put in charge of flood control, hydropower development such as we have here at Philpott Lake. The dam has prevented flooding of Bassett and other places down the

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Nature’s bounty from the heavens

The Franklin News Post

Date: 10/10/2018 11:18:00 AM

And many of them are keen to stay in that minority. In a discussion of Philpott Lake’s status as a pristine natural environment in contrast with the development surrounding Smith Mountain Lake, Frankl

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Martinsville library offers "A Night of Hope"

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 10/4/2018 12:17:00 AM

Plunge for a Cure:’ “Plunge for a Cure” is a fundraiser for American Cancer Society. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Philpott Lake, Goosepoint Park, 4780 Goose Point, Bassett, with registrati

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• Length: 110 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,880 Acres
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, covers an area of 2,880 acres and has a shoreline length of 110 miles at elevation 985 feet, msl. Philpott Lake extends into Franklin, Henry, and Patrick counties, Virginia, USA.
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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