Pettigrew State Park
Trail Closings; Boat Ramp Details; Canoe Artifacts off Exhibit
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Due to high water conditions, Bee Tree overlook is closed. The rest of Bee Tree Trail is open. Morotoc Trail is flooded 0.2 miles past the Moccasin overlook. Please call the park office for more details.
Lake Level is 11.50 with about 4.0 feet of water in the ramp area. Most boats will have little difficulties loading/unloading.
Canoe Artifacts have been moved to East Carolina University for restoration and are temporarily off exhibit. Please contact the park office at 252-797-4475 for more information.
Updated: 2015-05-08 09:23:41
Alert: Visitors using GPS or Google Maps to reach Pettigrew State Park
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People using GPS and Google Maps are experiencing incorrect directions to Pettigrew State Park. Please do not rely on the directions given by GPS to get you to the park. It is not possible to get to the park office going down Holland Road. To get to the park office take Hwy 64 toward Creswell. Take exit 558 (Alligood Rd). Follow the signs approximately 8 miles to the park entrance. All roads leading to the main park entrance are paved. For more information call (252)797-4475
Updated: 2014-08-05 12:43:59
2252 Lake Shore Road, Creswell, NC 27928
GPS: 35.804226, -76.449051
With more than 5,000 acres of land around Lake Phelps and the Scuppernong River including over 16,600 acres of water, Pettigrew State Park is an ideal blend of nature, history and recreation.
Explore Lake Phelps and examine dugout canoes as ancient as the pyramids. Or cast your line into crystal-clear waters where largemouth bass reign. Take a trip back in time at the grave of a great Confederate general. Or hug a tree as wide as an elephant. Paddle down one of North Carolina's last undeveloped rivers.
Pettigrew exhibits its history among picturesque natural surroundings. Majestic cypress trees tower above as the branches of tulip poplar and swamp chestnut oak provide perches for songbirds. Wildflowers decorate the landscape with a splash of color.