|Claiborne House daughters at the overlook near the Philpott Lake Dam|
Nestled among the rolling foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge, Philpott Lake is a scenic wonderland. The lake covers 3,000 acres with 100 miles of shoreland. Visitors to the lake are always amazed at the natural beauty of the area. Most areas are under forest cover. There are numerous recreational opportunities, including: boating, swimming, picnicking,hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation. The lake has eight campgrounds, six beach areas, and nine boat launches. Visitors to Philpott should begin with a trip to the Visitor Center. Lake was built by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1948 and 1951, with it opening in 1953. Philpott Lake is convenient to Greensboro, NC (60 miles), Roanoke, VA (50 miles), Winston-Salem, NC (60 miles), and Raleigh, NC (130 miles), and Richmond, VA (190 miles).
To go to this spot and see this view and hike some of these trails, go here:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philpott Lake Visitor Center
1058 Philpott Dam Road
Bassett, VA 24055
Phone: (276) 629-2703
Don't forget that your Claiborne House B&B innkeeper has a fantastic picnic package available, you can take the picnic basket here and overlook this beautiful lake!
VIRGINIA IS FOR LAKE LOVERS