The park rangers and attendants were very friendly, nightly sheriff patrols. If you want some peace and quiet, this is it. Bathrooms and showers were very clean and well maintained, they even had decent TP! Firewood was seasoned and reasonably priced. We were at site 35 which was convenient to the bathrooms and was away from the other campsites in the loop. Clean park, friendly staff, generously sized campsites. Can't wait to go back.
We were curious about this site - being 5 miles off the road - so we took the ride to inquire for more information and wow were we in for a surprise! This campground was beautiful! The ranger explained to us that they have 3 loops, C (for RV's) B (for tent campers only) and A (prime lake front sites). She said in order for us to get a lake front site, we needed to make reservations 6 months in advance.
We were feeling lucky - so we asked her for a pass to ride through and see what was available. She gave us a 15 minute pass and we rode through - and WOW did we see prime camping! First of all, this lake is BEAUTIFUL! The color reminds me of Canadian glacier water in areas and you can see the bottom everywhere! Secondly, the beach was clean, maintained and offered life jackets for kids who needed them. Thirdly, the sites were well layed out, flat, and gorgeous! We quickly figured out that if there was a reserved tag on the post, it was reserved - we needed to find an OPEN tag! Which we did! In fact, we found 3 of them - which made it hard to decide. We liked the site on the inside of the loop so kids could play at the playground without crossing the street. Yet, being so close to this lake, we wanted to be able to sit (or swing) and enjoy the beauty and peace.
The bathhouse was immaculate - in fact, it had just been cleaned when we walked in for the first time! Stalls, running water and shower stalls with private changing areas. This campground lacks for nothing. We will surely be back!
One of my all time favorite campgrounds. Stunning water front sites if you're lucky enough to be able to book one. Stayed on top of hill one year, moved to waterfront after they had a couple of cancellations/no-shows. Close to Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) and not far from Martinsville Va.
This campground has three loops. The lower loop is the most popular because it is down by the water and each of the sites have great views of the lake. Reservations have to be made well in advance for the lower loop sites. Lots of rain was in the forecast so several people cancelled their reservations allowing us to get one of the best spots on the lower loop. All the activity at this campground is around the lower loop. The sites in the lower loop are close to each other but the views make up for that.
Great family campground in Va On Philpott Lake. Bottom level in lake has all electric sites. the middle level above lake is primitive and great sites with top of mountain with cabins. Boat ramp and parking at bottom of campground along with a few fishing docks. Great friendly staff and cleanest restrooms ever. highly recommend. also has small bit nice beach swim area
Great little park with lake views, sandy swimming beach, hiking, boating, and state parks and forests nearby for even more recreation options. The campground is among the trees for great shade and so-so privacy. Some spots are lakeside (numbers 1 through 19), but all are very close to the water. There isn’t a shower in each loop, which can cause some congestion in the morning so plan ahead if possible. They have an amphitheater with ranger events throughout summer. Nice for day use also.
Beautiful views with great boat and kayak access on a huge reservoir with lakeside camping sites make this a preferred camping destination. There is a clean sandy beach for swimming, and a boat launch with a pier. RVs need to reserve loop "C" as A and B loop are not easily accessible and are more suited for tent campers. Buy firewood at the host site near the gate on your way in before occupying your campsite, and bring enough food. No nearby restaurants or stores.
Beautiful campground and clean. Staffing are very friendly and helpful. Clean showers and bathroom.