Enjoy an Independence Day paddle with the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) on Philpott Lake! DRBA’s July 4 First Saturday Outing will be a 3.5-mile round-trip paddle on the lake in Franklin County, Virginia, from Twin Ridge Recreation Area to Deer Island. Philpott Lake is a blue gem, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge and surrounded by forested shores.
Participants will meet at the Twin Ridge Recreation Area, Henry, VA (GPS 36.81512, -80.052794). Three Rivers Outfitters of Eden, 336-627-6215 or www.3-R-O.com, will offer boat rentals and shuttle for the outing.
Coordinator for the paddle is Robin Davis and the destination of DRBA’s paddle is Deer Island, accessible only by water, where paddlers will stop for a shady lunchtime rest. Primitive camping is permitted on the island, by reservation.
Participants in the outing are asked to dress in layers of quick-drying fabric, to be prepared for rain or wind, to provide boat, paddles, life jacket for each boater, lunch and water, and to sign a waiver.
Outings and meetings of the Dan River Basin Association are open to the public without charge.
Admission Fee: Free Admission
Last Updated: 6/24/2015 2:32 PM