Philpott Lake: Franklin County

Make a memory today with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Philpott Lake and Dam.  Philpott Lake, located in the rugged foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, offers a multitude of recreational opportunities: swimming, boating, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, & more with it's 8 campgrounds, 6 swim beaches & 9 boat launches, to help make your experience at Philpott memorable. 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 primitive forest cover.   Enjoy outdoor activities in Salthouse Branch, Horseshoe Point, Twin Ridge, Ryans Branch & Jamison Mill Parks, on the lake, & Smith River at Philpott Park: Franklin County Tailrace. Located within minutes from Martinsville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Rocky Mount, Ferrum and Henry