U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Goose Point at Philpott Lake


Elevation: 1084 ft.

The Goose Point area has undergone significant renovations to improve camping facilities and R.V. access. It also provides lake access with a boat dock, fishing dock, and swim beach area. 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.

Additional information including prices, directions, and maps can be found on the listed website or on the USACE website, virtual tour, and brochure.


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.

From the previous site on the Fairy Stone Loop of the VBWT:

From the Mize Point parking area at Fairystone Farms WMA, continue north on SR 822. Goose Point is 4.7 miles from SR 57.