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Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates


Phillips's Creek Group Picnic area is a secluded site surrounded by forest. It is a great facility for family reunions, organization activities and other group events.

Natural Features:

The picnic area is surrounded by forest. The North Fork of Pound Reservoir is nearby and is a popular boating and fishing destination.


Open lawn areas are adjacent to the picnic area can be used for activities such as horseshoes, sports and games (bring your own game and sports equipment). Hiking trails are available within easy driving distance and include Pine Mountain and Red Fox Trails. The Phillip's Creek Trail is near the picnic area.


Parking is adjacent to the picnic shelters and restroom facilities. The restrooms are pit toilets. The toilets are adjacent to shelter #1 but are a short walk (850 feet) from shelter #2. A large charcoal grill is available at both shelters. Picnic tables are located inside the shelters. There is no electricity or drinking water available.

Nearby Attractions:

The Pine Mountain and Red Fox Trails are within easy driving distance.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Cooking Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Water Access
Know Before You Go
  • Pets permitted on leash only
  • There is no potable water at these sites
  • There is not electricity available at these sites
  • The picnic area is behind a locked gate. On days this facility is rented the gate will be opened early in the morning the day of your reservation. If the gate is not unlocked yet, please call the office at (276) 679-8370 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). On weekends or weekday evenings call (276) 393-3930.
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    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.10821, -82.671
    37°6'30"N, 82°40'16"W

    From the intersection of US 23 and State Route 671 (about 1.25 miles west of Pound, VA) go west on State Route 671 for approximately 5.3 miles. Turn right into the Phillips Creek Recreation Area. Go for about 0.4 miles to the picnic area.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    1700 Park Avenue SW
    Norton  VA  24273

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (276)679-8370
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