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Sunset over Lake Phelps at Pettigrew State Park
Current status of park facilities   

Trails and boat ramps are open. The swimming pier remains CLOSED.

The park office is open with limited access. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter.

Night photography is permitted with a Special Activity Permit. The picnic shelter is available for rental. Contact phone numbers are posted.

All campsites are open, including group campsites. You must book a campsite through the reservations website or by calling 1-877-722-6762.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of September 11, 2020, we are following the new guidelines under phase 2.5.

 Last updated on: Friday, September 11, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Pettigrew State Park


Contact the park
 

252-797-4475

pettigrew@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Park office

2252 Lake Shore Road
Creswell, NC 27928

GPS: 35.7889, -76.4038
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open Monday to Friday:
    8:30am to 6:00pm
     
  • Closed state holidays
     

 

 

 

Camping

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AMENITIES:

Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathouses or pit toilets, or has electric hookup; and learn other important information.

 

Tent and trailer camping

The family campground is located between the park office and Somerset Place.

Thirteen campsites, each with a picnic table and grill, are well-suited for tents and trailers. Water and restrooms with showers are nearby.

Some campsites can accommodate RVs. Hookups and dump station are not provided. Check the reservations website for more details.

The edge of a cypress/sweetgum forest furnishes a shaded area for some of the campsites, while others are located in an open, grassy meadow.

Campers are allowed 24-hour access to the park. Please check with the park office during office hours for the after-hours emergency phone number.

 

Group camping

The campground is surrounded by a forested area and has easy access to Lake Phelps via a 740-foot boardwalk trail.

Primitive camping facilities include tent pads, a fire ring, vault toilet and potable water.