SALTHOUSE BRANCH, VA

Salthouse Branch Campground is nestled on the shores of Philpott Lake in the rugged foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The park is located in a rural and sparsely populated part of Franklin County near the small community of Henry. Philpott Lake's clear water...
Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Two vehicles are allowed per campsite
  • A fee of $4/day will be collected for extra vehicles at the campground
  • Park gates closed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m
  • No alcohol allowed
  • In March and November, sites 1-18 will be available for walk-ins with electric hook-up only for $20/night; drinking water and heated restrooms will be available in the park; call 276-629-2703 for more information

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HILL TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 44 Back-In
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HILL TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 6 41 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Salthouse Branch Campground is nestled on the shores of Philpott Lake in the rugged foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The park is located in a rural and sparsely populated part of Franklin County near the small community of Henry.

Philpott Lake's clear water and natural shoreline make it a unique place for visitors to enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking and camping.

Click here for the Philpott Lake Virtual Tour: http://www.photographyoptions.net/images/usace/philpott/index.html

Natural Features:

Philpott Lake covers 2,900 acres and has 100 miles of shoreline. The lake's steep, rocky banks meet beautiful mixed forests of oak, maple, hickory, pine and cedar.

Wildlife is abundant throughout the area. Deer, turkeys, squirrels, raccoons, and a variety of songbirds and waterfowl are commonly viewed.

Recreation:

The lake provides visitors with great boating and swimming opportunities. Anglers enjoy fishing for large and smallmouth bass, walleye, bluegill, crappie and catfish.

A 1/2-mile nature loop and a 1/2-mile interpretive trail are available in the campground. Many additional miles of hiking and biking trails surround Philpott Lake, allowing visitors to get out and explore this scenic area.

Facilities:

The park offers both camping and day-use facilities, including 44 family sites with electric and water hookups and one group picnic shelter with electric and water. Also available are 21 boat-in sites and 46 primitive sites without hookups.

Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. A beach, boat ramp, dock, playground, and amphitheater are also on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

The lake is adjacent to Fairystone State Park and Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area, which includes 5,300 acres of public recreational lands.

Booking Window

BOAT IN

Thu Jul 24 2014 - Thu Jan 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Thu Jul 24 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Thu Jul 24 2014 - Thu Jan 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Thu Jul 24 2014 - Thu Jan 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Thu Jul 24 2014 - Thu Jan 22 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu Mar 27 2014 Thu Oct 30 2014
Peak Thu Mar 26 2015 Fri Oct 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Mar 27 2014 -
Oct 30 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $25.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $75.00
BOAT IN $20.00
Peak Season
Mar 26 2015 -
Oct 30 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $25.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $75.00
BOAT IN $20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.81361, -80.04
36°48'49"N, 80°2'24"W

From US 220, turn onto Henry Road (SR-605), go 6 miles; turn left onto Knob Church Road and go 2 miles. Turn left onto Salthouse Branch Road and follow signs to the entrance.

GPS Users: Do not use SR-727 (Stoney Brook Lane) or SR-894 (Johnson Hill Road).
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SALTHOUSE BRANCH
620 Salthouse Branch Road
Henry  VA  24102

Phone Number:

Information:  (540) 365-7005
Visitor Center: (276) 629-2703