Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Philpott Lake, in Bassett, VA is a gorgeous place to visit. The lake is shrouded in natural beauty and breathtaking views. There are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy! These activities include, camping, boating, picnicking, hiking, biking and many more. If you are into photography it is a great place to capture gorgeous shots of nature. There is also an overlook that gives you a bird’s eye view of the lake to offer a more panoramic view. The lake is also a great place to take your boat out for leisure or to cast a line and do some fishing!
The lake now offers Philpott Marina with 42 boat slips. Amenities include a boat fueling station with non-ethanol fuel, a store with ice, food, fishing supplies and drinks. This makes it incredibly easy to visit the lake and take your boat out for a ride without having to worry about packing so much! If you are into fishing, the lake offers great fishing. Fish in the lake include small-mouth bass, large-mouth bass and walleye, Philpott offers fantastic night fishing, also.
Philpott also has annual fishing tournaments that draw many competitors. The tournaments have payouts that make it worth your time to enter the tournaments. These tournaments tend to always be very competitive and exciting.
If you are looking for somewhere to fish for a variety of fish and plenty of them, then Philpott Lake is the place for you! The next time you visit the Henry County area make sure to make your way to the lake and see what all it has to offer. Philpott lake is a place where fun is to be had and great memories made!