Philpott Lake Natural and Cultural History Exhibits
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philpott Lake Visitor Center
Bassett, VA 24055
Aside from the natural beauty of Philpott Lake, other gems await to be experienced by its guests. The Visitor Center offers a unique display of exhibits pertaining to the natural and cultural heritage of Philpott Lake. These include a number of interpretive displays, such as: the Four Seasons of the Whitetail Deer; Fish that reside in Philpott Lake and Smith River; American Black Bear; American Beaver, and regional Native American and local history. Local lore includes interpretive panels featuring construction activities associated with the massive Philpott Dam - even historic photographs of flooding that used to occur in nearby towns before dam was built. HOURS OF OPERATION: Mon-Fri 8-4 and weekends 9-5. The facility is open year round. FREE ADMISSION.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Philpott (automated): (276) 629-4512
Philpott Dam Water Release Schedule Recording: (276) 629-2432
Fax: (276) 629-3493
Wheel Chair Access