Philpott Lake


Lake Level
974.37 FEET
Full Pool: 974.0
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Record number hitting road for 4th

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 6/28/2016 11:06:00 PM

(Celebration 2016 kicks off at 3 p.m. at the speedway at 340 Speedway Road, Ridgeway, with carnival rides opening at 3 p.m., and music beginning at 6:30 p.m.). Doss said the area also offers several museums, trails, Philpott Lake and other attractions and

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Smith River Sports Complex opens driving range

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 6/2/2016 9:11:00 PM

“Tourism and the Sports Complex are some of our key assets along with the Speedway, the museums, Philpott Lake and others. This is one of the real destination points in this community and we’re honored, on behalf of the EDC and our board of

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Traffic changes coming for area graduations

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 5/22/2016 7:56:00 PM

Ground squirrels are everywhere around Philpott Lake. While camping at Goosepoint last week, there were dozens observed at one time, some scurrying alone, others chasing each other. They are so small. We couldn’t imagine any harm they can do, and

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Water levels still an issue at the Philpott Dam


Date: 5/19/2016 3:25:00 PM

HENRY CO., Va. (WDBJ7) All this rain is making things more difficult at Philpott Dam. The dam regulates water levels in Philpott Lake and the Smith River. After a fire last month, the dam still does not have electricity. So, workers only have one level

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Franklin County students who raised trout release them into Smith River


Date: 5/19/2016 3:05:30 PM

Franklin County students have been raising trout for about six months ... And listened to a short lesson on why the Philpott Lake and Dam have such an impact on the Smith River. "Now the river actually flows through the dam and comes out, what you're

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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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