Deer Island is a boat-access only campground with 21 primitive sites available by reservation only. The sites are non-site specific. The closest launch ramp for Deer Island, from April 1st through October 31st, is located in the Salthouse Branch campground. During our non-peak season, from November 1st until March 31st, you may launch from Twin Ridge, Goose Point, or Ramp 1. Potable water and pit toilets are located on the island.
Deer Island Campers: During the months of November, December, and March, launch ramps will be available at Goose Point, Twin Ridge, and the ramp located in Philpott Park. Heated shower facilities will be available at Goose Point Park. During the months of January and February, launch ramps will be available at Twin Ridge and the ramp located in Philpott Park. No heated shower facilities will be available during these months.
Two vehicles are allowed per campsite
A fee of $5/day will be charged for extra vehicles at the campground
Alcohol is prohibited
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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 is adjacent to Fairystone State Park and Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area, which includes 5,300 acres of public recreational lands.
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.
620 Salthouse Branch Rd. Henry VA 24102
For campground inquiries, please call: 540-365-7005
The closest launch ramp for Deer Island, from April 1st through October 31st, is located in the Salthouse Branch campground. During our non-peak season, from November 1st until March 31st, you may launch from Twin Ridge, Goose Point, or Ramp 1.