Construction on Marina at Philpott Lake Almost Complete - - ABC13

Construction on Marina at Philpott Lake Almost Complete


Bassett, VA - A new marina in Bassett is starting to take shape. Crews have been busy working on  Philpott Lake since last summer and the $1.3 million project is almost done.

The new marina will have a small convenience store and will sell things like bait and tackle supplies. There will also be restrooms and a picnic area. The marina has 40 boat slips and some fuel slips.

Officials said even though it's not completed yet, it's already a big hit. Dozens of boat slips have already been rented. 

"I think people are excited about this in the area. They look forward to having new things on the lake and it will also bring more tourism into the lake, helping the economy locally," said Jessica Mason, Natural Resource Specialist at Philpott Lake. 

Officials said there's only minor work left, things like railing and lighting parts of the marina. 

Philpott Lake plans to have a soft opening of the marina in March and a grand opening in April. 


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