Philpott Lake


Lake Level
971.75 FEET
Full Pool: 974.0
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Boy Scout Camporee and Canoe Competition

The Enterprise

Date: 10/13/2016 6:47:00 AM

Sixty-eight Boy Scouts and 38 adult volunteers from 11 troops were in attendance. Boy Scouts competed in various canoe competitions on Philpott Lake, including tandem and solo races, in and out races, no paddle and swamped races. The scouts participated in

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Philpott Lake Blueway offers new perspective of county’s other lake

Franklin News Post

Date: 10/7/2016 3:56:00 AM

Paddlers have a new guide for discovering the best launch points to navigate Philpott Lake. A new brochure with a folded map and guide is now available for the recently established Philpott Lake Blueway, according to the Franklin County Division of Tourism

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DRBA to visit Philpott Lake Saturday, Oct.1

The Enterprise

Date: 9/30/2016 7:52:00 AM

Enjoy a Fall paddle on Philpott Lake with the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) on Saturday, October 1. DRBA’s First Saturday Outing will be a four-mile paddle on the lake in Franklin County from Ryan’s Branch Recreation Area to Calico Rock

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True Story: It Takes a Village

Franklin News Post

Date: 9/30/2016 3:45:00 AM

It’s the whole network of agencies, businesses, and resources that make life good in our community. It’s the folks who keep Philpott Lake clean and safe for summertime swims and fall fishing trips. It’s the nice folks at Lowe’s who don’t mind a

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Date: 9/28/2016 5:00:00 PM

Horseshoe Point Campground is nestled on the shores of Philpott Lake in the rugged foothills of Virgina's Blue Ridge Mountains. The park is located in a rural and sparsely populated part of Franklin County near the small community of Henry. Philpott Lake's

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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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