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Salthouse Branch Philpott Lake
Salthouse Branch Park is located on Philpott Lake; a deep, clear water, pristine 3000 acre impoundment in mountainous terrain with a beautiful natural shoreline. The park is located in a rural and sparsely populated part of Franklin County, VA. near the small community of Henry.
The park offers both camping and day use facilities that includes 93 campsites, 26 campsites with water and electricity, hot water, showerhouse, restrooms, swimming beaches, boat ramps, a courtesy dock, one sanitary dump station, a group picnic shelter, an amphitheater, a playground, a 1/2 mile loop nature trail and Park Attendant services.
Salt House Branch Best Campsites: 1, 2 and 3.
Location – Directions
Salthouse Branch Campground
620 Salthouse Branch Road
Henry VA 24102
From US 220: Turn onto The Henry Rd (SR 605), go 6 mi, turn left onto Knob Church Rd, go 2 mi, turn left onto the Salthouse Branch Rd and follow signs to the entrance. GPS Users: Do not use SR. 727 (Stoney Brook Ln.) or SR. 894 (Johnson Hill Road).
Points of Interest & Attractions
Nestled among the rolling foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge, Philpott Lake is a scenic wonderland. The lake covers 3,000 acres with 100 miles of shore land. Visitors to the lake are always amazed at the natural beauty of the area. Most areas are under forest cover. There are numerous recreational opportunities, including: boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife observation. The lake has eight campgrounds, six beach areas, and nine boat launches. Visitors to Philpott should begin with a trip to the Visitor Center. Lake was built by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1948 and 1951, with it opening in 1953. Philpott Lake is convenient to Greensboro, NC (60 miles), Roanoke, VA (50 miles), Winston-Salem, NC (60 miles), and Raleigh, NC (130 miles), and Richmond, VA (190 miles).
Philpott Lake (aka Philpott Reservoir) is located in a scenic mountainous setting near Martinsville, VA. Owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, its 2,880 acres are undeveloped except for recreational facilities. Philpott Lake boasts good populations of largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, crappie, and catfish. Although bass are the most popular game fish, the walleye fishery is the most noteworthy. The walleye fishing is unsurpassed by any other reservoir in the Commonwealth - at least in terms of numbers of fish.