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
Contact the park
2252 Lake Shore Road
Creswell, NC 27928
GPS: 35.7889, -76.4038
- 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
- Open Monday to Friday:
8:30am to 6:00pm
- Closed state holidays
Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Pettigrew State Park. Check the Events calendar for more information.
To arrange a special exploration of Pettigrew State Park for your group or class, contact the park office.
Educational materials about Pettigrew State Park have been developed for grades 4-8 and are correlated to North Carolina's competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Pettigrew program introduces students to archaeological research and also focuses on the significance of Lake Phelps, hypothesis testing, Native Americans and preservation of cultural resources. Accompanying the program is a teacher's booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.