Philpott Lake - Wildlife

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Discover unparalleled wildlife viewing and birding opportunities at Philpott Lake, a hidden gem near Roanoke, VA. Tucked away amidst the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, Philpott Lake beckons nature enthusiasts with its diverse ecosystems and rich biodiversity. With its mix of forests, wetlands, and open waters, Philpott Lake offers prime habitat for a wide range of bird species, making it a hotspot for birdwatchers year-round. From graceful waterfowl to majestic raptors and vibrant migratory birds, there's always something new to see. Explore the network of scenic trails and strategically placed observation points that provide unparalleled views of the lake's avian residents. Beyond birds, Philpott Lake is also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, squirrels, and even the occasional bobcat. Plan your visit to Philpott Lake today and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of this Virginia treasure trove. Whether you're a seasoned birder or just starting out, Philpott Lake promises an unforgettable wildlife experience amidst breathtaking scenery.

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  • Directions: Philpott Reservoir is located of US 220 between Roanoke and Martinsville.
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open
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  • Saturday Hours: Open
  • Sports: Hiking, Swimming, Boating, Kayaking, Fishing
  • Sunday Hours: Open
  • Thursday Hours: Open
  • Tuesday Hours: Open
  • Wednesday Hours: Open