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part ofPhilpott Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Tue Sep 29 2015   Season Dates


Horseshoe Point Campground is nestled on the shores of Philpott Lake in the rugged foothills of Virgina's Blue Ridge Mountains. The park is located in a rural and sparsely populated part of Franklin County near the small community of Henry.

Philpott Lake's clear water and natural shoreline make it a unique place for visitors to enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking and camping.

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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 park offers both camping and day-use facilities: 15 campsites with electric and water hookups are available, as well as 34 primitive sites without hookups.

Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. For additional family-friendly entertainment, a beach, boat ramp, dock, picnic shelter and playground 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
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Dock
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Two vehicles are allowed per campsite
  • A fee of $4/day will be collected for extra vehicles at the campground
  • Park gates closed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m
  • No alcohol allowed

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 arriving at your destination. Click here for more information or to see if you're 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):
36.83306, -80.06333
36°49'59"N, 80°3'48"W

From HWY 220, turn onto Henry Road (SR-605) and go 8 miles. Turn left onto Horseshoe Point Road and follow signs to the park.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

3950 Horseshoe Point Road
Henry  VA  24102

Phone Number:

Information:  (540) 365-7385
Visitor Center: (276) 629-2703

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