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"Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourns" logo with text, life jacket, and waves.

Philpott Lake

Staff and volunteers standing on overlook at Philpott Park wearing orange life jackets.  

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Philpott Lake and Dam. Philpott is a true gem, located among the rugged foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Beautiful mountain expanses, serene beauty, and a multitude of recreational opportunities await you. Local towns and small country stores will provide you with all of your needs and amenities during your stay, whether you’re here for the day or for an extended visit. The staff at Philpott is committed to making your experience pleasant and full of fond memories to take home. And during this recreation season, our rangers and staff encourage everyone to wear a life jacket. If you don't have a life preserver of any type, please help yourself to one at our Life Jacket Loaner Program rack. Just ask a ranger where one's located.