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Elevation: 1084 ft.
The Goose Point area of Philpott Lake offers camping facilities and R.V. access. It also provides lake access with a boat dock, fishing dock, and swim beach area. For those interested in exploring the water, the lake offers The Philpott Blueway, which is a system of water trails easily accessible from surrounding parks, boat launches and campgrounds.
For those exploring by land, the access road weaves its way through towering white pines, large yellow poplars, maples, and several species of oak. This area holds birds similar to the forests further back from the lake; however, the added habitat found along the lake edge increases diversity. Belted kingfishers can be heard rattling along the shoreline and often perch prominently along the forest edge overlooking the water. Killdeer are found along the muddy lake margins, and mallard occur in most inlets. These birds are joined by a variety of other waterfowl during migration and winter.
Location: North end of Goose Point Rd/SR 822, Bassett, VA 24055
From Rocky Mount, take US 220 S for about 13 miles before turning right onto Oak Level Rd/SR 674. In 1.5 miles, turn right to stay on SR 674/Philpott Dr and continue for 5.2 miles. Turn right (southwest) to stay on SR 674/Trenthill Dr for an additional 1.3 miles. Then, turn right onto SR 57 W/Fairystone Park Hwy and continue for 4.8 miles. Turn right onto SR 822/Goose Point Rd and continue north on this road for 4.5 miles until the park appears to the left.
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- Site Contact: Campground: 276-629-1847; U.S. Army Corp of Engineers - Wilmington District: 276-629-2703, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Access: Daily, Camping and Parking Fees
Seasonal Bird Observations
- Interpretive Nature Program
- Kayak/Canoe Launch
- Boat Ramp