Philpott Lake


Lake Level
972.47 FEET
Full Pool: 974.0
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Date: 3/21/2017 2:41:50 PM

Salthouse Branch Campground is nestled on the shores of Philpott Lake in the rugged foothills of Virginia'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

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City elementary students study growing trees

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 3/20/2017 9:26:00 PM

DRBA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are partnering to offer STIC in schools in localities near Philpott Lake. For the most part, DRBA supports the program with donations while the Corps covers the cost of buying the trees from a local nursery

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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Philpott Lake

Date: 3/11/2017 3:33:55 PM

Emily Mullins Jamison — 3 starFor me, there are many wonderful memories that have been made at Philpott Lake over the course of my life, but this summer was a different experience. I normally refrain from complaining on social media, but my frustration

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Philpott Lake Recreation Area Tours

Date: 3/10/2017 2:01:09 AM

As you traverse the city of Bassett, you'll stumble upon Philpott Lake Recreation Area. Philpott Lake Recreation Area is often skipped on the visit, owing to the plethora of other prime attractions of Bassett. More about Bassett Want to plan a DIY trip

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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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