Philpott Lake


Lake Level
973.76 FEET
Full Pool: 974.0
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Boating Simulator used as safety training tool


Date: 4/2/2015 4:35:00 PM

So while enjoying the warm boating weather, Philpott Lake Visitors Center in Bassett is making sure everyone knows the safety tips for driving a boat. WDBJ7's Danielle Staub got right in on the action Thursday practicing on the boating simulator

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Bassett Country Club clubhouse to re-open soon with new aim

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 2/26/2015 2:01:00 AM

“People could meet in the morning, play golf ... perhaps go to the river, go out to Philpott Lake, maybe do a tour of Hamlet Vineyards,” he said. “When you think about it, it really is a neat little piece of property if we can re-purpose it and get

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The Franklin News-Post

Franklin News Post

Date: 2/24/2015 4:00:00 PM

Ground was broken Monday on a sewer project at Philpott Lake, a move that could open the door to the development of a marina there. The sewer project, which will connect the park to the Henry County Public Service Authority's water lines, represents the

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Wilmington District to Perform Additional Dredging

Dredging Today

Date: 2/6/2015 7:25:00 AM

Seven other O&M projects received additional funds in the work plan including $500,000 for New River Inlet and $957,000 for Philpott Lake in Virginia. “The additional funding of two of the state’s important navigation projects at Morehead City Harbor

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Editorial: Support dam funds

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 2/1/2015 2:09:00 AM

On Tuesday, the plan was outlined for the Henry County Board of Supervisors by Craig “Rocky” Rockwell, operations project manager at Philpott Lake, and Gregory Williams, the corps’ engineering branch chief and dam safety officer for the corps

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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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