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Pettigrew State Park

Sunset over Lake Phelps at Pettigrew State Park
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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 4:00pm
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
Bee Tree Overlook Closed
Posted on:  Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 5:16pm    

The trail going to Bee Tree overlook is washed out 100 yards from the overlook.  This section of the trail is currently closed.  Please call the Park Office for more details.  (252)797-4475

Do not depend on GPS to locate Park Office
Posted on:  Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 5:16pm    

Do not depend on GPS to locate the park office.  The following directions will get you to the main access of the park.  From HWY 64 take exit 558 and follow the signs for approxamatly 8 miles to the park office.  You are not required to travel any dirt roads to reach the park office.

Lake Level
Posted on:  Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 10:10am    

The level of Lake Phelps is 11.47 msl.  Most boats should have little to no trouble launching.

Pettigrew State Park

Visitors can explore 16,000-acre Lake Phelps and its surrounding landscape by land or water at Pettigrew State Park. The fishing is legendary and boaters with kayaks, canoes and shallow-draft boats will find easy launch sites. Also, nearby access allows boaters onto the placid, blackwater Scuppernong River. Trails wind past some of the oldest, most majestic trees in the coastal region, and bikes are allowed on most trails. A 13-site family campground and a group campground are close to park amenities, and picnic grounds make good use of a shading cypress grove and grassy lawn. The park is rich in history with a display of ancient American Indian dugout canoes and entry onto Somerset Place State Historic Site, the plantation home of a Confederate general.

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Pettigrew State Park

2252 Lake Shore Road
CreswellNC 27928
Latitude: 35.788863
Longitude: -76.403810

Park Hours:

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8:30am - 6pm weekdays
Closed state holidays