Martinsville, Virginia

Things to Do

Bowens Creek Park at Philpott Lake

Fishing & Boating

Enjoy the beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities available at  Bowens Creek Park. A boat ramp and courtesy dock are available for your convenience, so bring your boat to see the beautiful parts of Philpott you can't see from land.

Your family can spend an entire day boating, swimming or enjoying a picnic at one of our picnic areas with covered tables and flush toilets. All park regulations and policies are strictly enforced. You can find a complete list of park regulations, policies and other park sites available at Philpott on our website. Bowens Creek is open May thru September.

 If you have questions or need assistance during your stay, Park Attendants can be found in the onsite gatehouse.


  • Boat Ramp
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming/Beach Area
  • Hiking Trails
  • ADA Playground
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