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SALTHOUSE BRANCH, VA
part ofPhilpott Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewSalthouse Branch Campground is nestled on the shores of Philpott Lake in the rugged foothills of Virginia'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.
Click here for the Philpott Lake Virtual Tour: http://www.photographyoptions.net/images/usace/philpott/index.html
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.
The lake provides visitors with great boating and swimming opportunities. Anglers enjoy fishing for large and smallmouth bass, walleye, bluegill, crappie and catfish.
The park offers both camping and day-use facilities, including 44 family sites with electric and water hookups and one group picnic shelter with electric and water. Also available are 21 boat-in sites and 46 primitive sites without hookups.
The lake is adjacent to Fairystone State Park and Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area, which includes 5,300 acres of public recreational lands.
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Know Before You Go
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.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From US 220, turn onto Henry Road (SR-605), go 6 miles; turn left onto Knob Church Road and go 2 miles. Turn left onto Salthouse Branch Road and follow signs to the entrance.
GPS Users: Do not use SR-727 (Stoney Brook Lane) or SR-894 (Johnson Hill Road).
Mailing Address:SALTHOUSE BRANCH
620 Salthouse Branch Road
Henry VA 24102
Phone Number:Information: (540) 365-7005
Visitor Center: (276) 629-2703