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Sunset over Lake Phelps at Pettigrew State Park
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Do not depend on GPS to locate Park Office   

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 approximately 8 miles to the park office.  You are not required to travel any dirt roads to reach the park office.

 Posted on: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 4:26pm
Lake Level    

The current lake level is 10.85' MSL. Most boats should have little problem launching. 

 Posted on: Monday, September 4, 2017 - 5:06pm
Activities

Hiking and Biking

The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.

Boating

Canoes, kayaks, rowboats and power vessels have ample room to enjoy Lake Phelps. The lake offers ideal conditions for sailing in shallow draft boats. Launch a canoe from Cypress Point or use the launching and docking facilities behind the park office.

Two N.C. Wildlife boat ramps provide access to the Scuppernong River. Canoe trails on Lake Phelps and the Scuppernong River offer paddlers the chance to view the area's environment up close.

A canoe trail winds through the park's nearby waterways, offering paddlers the chance to view the area's environment up close.

Fishing

Lake Phelps is known throughout the state for its bass fishing. The lake teems with largemouth bass, yellow perch and pumpkinseed. Enjoy the challenges of pickerel and catfish as the Algonquians did 10,000 years ago.

From land, try your luck on the fishing pier, boardwalk, or the overlooks at Cypress Point. Wade fishermen can enter Lake Phelps at the Pocosin Overlook. Excellent fishing spots can also be found along the banks of the Scuppernong River, in addition to all of the ponds in the park. Anglers must have a fishing license and obey regulations of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

Picnicking

A large cypress grove supplies plenty of shade for picnicking. Tables and grills are provided with each picnic site, and restrooms and water are located nearby. The grassy field near the picnic grounds creates a great playground for all ages. Individual picnic sites are available on a first-come basis.

Picnic shelters offer a perfect setting for gatherings. The shelter located near the park office includes eight tables; the shelter at Cypress Point offers two tables, restrooms, water and a fishing pier nearby. Use is free of charge unless reservations are requested.

Area Attractions

Learn more about area attractions at the Tyrrell County Tourism and Washington County Travel & Tourism websites. 

Contact:

Pettigrew State Park

2252 Lake Shore Road
CreswellNC 27928
Phone252-797-4475
pettigrew@ncparks.gov
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