Henry Co., VA-- Sunday was a big day for Philpott Lake in Henry County. After about a year of construction, a brand new marina now sits on the lake.
Sunday was the official opening day of the Philpott Lake Marina. Hundreds of people stopped by Philpott Lake today to check the new marina out.
It's a big deal for Henry County because back in 2001 the old marina burned down.
Philpott Lake officials said they tried a couple of times to build a new one, but it just didn't happen. They said the marina signifies a new beginning for the lake.
The Philpott Lake Marina costs more than $1.3 million. It has a convenience store, restrooms, a picnic area, fuel slips and 40 boat slips that are rented out to patrons.
Henry County officials said with the new marina, getting out on the lake is a lot more convenient. They expect the number of lake visitors to increase, and they expect it to attract more people from across the region.
"Just like any other boat landing. A boat landing is an asset when you have opportunities to enjoy the nature and it's just real peaceful," said Antonio Hamilton, a lake visitor form North Carolina.
"We come quite much, we don't have a boat, but I might have to buy one now," said Richard Hundley, a Bassett resident.
If you'd like to rent a boat slip on the marina you still have a chance. Call Henry County Parks and Recreation at (276) 634-4640 to find out more information.
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