Right now is one of the best times to come camping at Philpott Lake. The lake is peaceful and quiet, the weather is cool, and the trees are beautiful. Please call the Visitor Assistance Center at (276) 629-2703. (USACE photo by Brian Stewart)
Take advantage of beautiful scenery and pristine waters at Wilmington District lakes.  Be safe and always wear or have flotation devices nearby.  (USACE photo by Brian Stewart)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rangers and water safety officials encourage the public to be as safe as possible when in and around the water this summer.  Safety officials recommend using a life jacket when recreational boating or jet skiing, and to check your life jacket for any faults. (USACE photo by Brian Stewart)
Wilmington District officials had a bell-ring ceremony on May 6 at Philpott Lake near Bassette, VA to dedicate the new Blueway Water Trail. Signs around the lake guide paddlers to more than 500 miles of beautiful areas to explore by kayak or canoe. (USACE photo by Brian Stewart)
Ranger Brian Stewart took this picture (to include inset) of an area at Philpott Lake near Bassett, Virginia where American bald eagles are congregating. If you'd like to find out where to go, stop by the Visitors Assistance Center at Philpott Dam and Reservoir.
Ranger Victor Pillow, left, and Regulatory Project Manager Tom Charles, to his left, explain to visitors at their display the various plants, animals and fish that can be found at the Wilmington District’s Locks and Dams on the Cape Fear River during the annual Striper Fest Community Education Day held in Wilmington on Jan. 13th.