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part ofPhilpott Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Fri Oct 30 2015   Season Dates


Goose Point Campground is nestled on the shores of Philpott Lake in the rugged foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The clear water and natural shoreline make Philpott Lake a unique place for visitors.

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Natural Features:

Philpott Lake covers 2,900 acres and has 100 miles of shoreline. The lake's steep, rocky banks meet beautiful mixed forests of oak, maple, hickory, pine and cedar.

Wildlife is abundant throughout the area: Deer, turkeys, squirrels, raccoons, and a variety of songbirds and waterfowl are commonly viewed.


The lake provides visitors with great boating and swimming opportunities. Anglers enjoy fishing for large and smallmouth bass, walleye, bluegill, crappie and catfish.

Many miles of hiking and biking trails surround Philpott Lake, allowing visitors to get out and explore this scenic area.


The campground has spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It offers 63 campsites, 53 of which have electric and water hookups. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, and a dump station.

For family-friendly entertainment, a beach, boat ramp, dock, fishing pier, picnic shelter, playground and amphitheater are also on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

The lake is adjacent to Fairystone State Park and Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area, which includes 5,300 acres of public recreational lands.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing Pier
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Access road and park roads are hilly, winding and narrow and may be difficult for larger RVs to navigate
  • Two vehicles are allowed per campsite
  • A fee of $4/day will be charged for extra vehicles at the campground
  • Park gates closed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m
  • Alcohol is prohibited

Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease. The best way to prevent a new infestation of these invasive pests is to get your firewood AFTER arrival at your destination. Click here for more information or to see if you are in a quarantined area.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.80389, -80.05722
36°48'14"N, 80°3'26"W

From HWY 220, take the Bassett, VA exit onto HWY 57 West. Go approximately 10 miles to Goose Point Road. Look for brown Goose Point Park sign, turn right, then go 5 miles on a paved road to the park entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

4780 Goose Point Road
BASSETT  VA  24055

Phone Number:

Information:  (276) 629-1847
Visitor Center: (276) 629-2703

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