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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
Boat Ramp Closure   

Starting 6/6/2017, the far left pier and boat ramp will be closed for repairs. The middle boat ramp and piers will remain open at this time.

 Posted on: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:45am
Lake Level / Trail Closure   

The current Lake Level is 11.15' MSL.  Most boats should have little problem launching. 

The Morotoc Trail is closed from Moccassin Overlook to Cypress Point until further notice.

 Posted on: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:48am
Events and Programs

Pettigrew State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Join us at Pettigrew State Park on July 22nd at 2pm to learn about the natural wonder, the amphibian!  Be prepared for a short hike. Weather permitting, we will hopefully be able to see a few live specimens.

Date of Event:
Sat, 07/22/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

 Pettigrew State Park presents Dragonfly Detectives!! Come join us in participating in a Dragonfly Detectives citizen science project. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in real science and learn about the natural world through hands-on activities. Some of these activities include identifying and catching dragonflies, identifying aquatic insects, learning about migration, insect life cycles, and dragonfly behaviors, keeping a science journal, and collecting and presenting data for citizen science research projects. This program is for students grades 4-8.Please call the park office (252)797-4475 to sign up!!

Date of Event:
Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Jul 28 2017 .
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Wed, 07/26/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Thu, 07/27/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Fri, 07/28/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Park Office

 Pettigrew State Park presents Dragonfly Detectives!! Come join us in participating in a Dragonfly Detectives citizen science project. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in real science and learn about the natural world through hands-on activities. Some of these activities include identifying and catching dragonflies, identifying aquatic insects, learning about migration, insect life cycles, and dragonfly behaviors, keeping a science journal, and collecting and presenting data for citizen science research projects. This program is for students grades 4-8.Please call the park office (252)797-4475 to sign up!!

Date of Event:
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Wed, 07/26/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Thu, 07/27/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Fri, 07/28/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Park Office

 Pettigrew State Park presents Dragonfly Detectives!! Come join us in participating in a Dragonfly Detectives citizen science project. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in real science and learn about the natural world through hands-on activities. Some of these activities include identifying and catching dragonflies, identifying aquatic insects, learning about migration, insect life cycles, and dragonfly behaviors, keeping a science journal, and collecting and presenting data for citizen science research projects. This program is for students grades 4-8.Please call the park office (252)797-4475 to sign up!!

Date of Event:
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Wed, 07/26/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Thu, 07/27/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Fri, 07/28/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Park Office

 Pettigrew State Park presents Dragonfly Detectives!! Come join us in participating in a Dragonfly Detectives citizen science project. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in real science and learn about the natural world through hands-on activities. Some of these activities include identifying and catching dragonflies, identifying aquatic insects, learning about migration, insect life cycles, and dragonfly behaviors, keeping a science journal, and collecting and presenting data for citizen science research projects. This program is for students grades 4-8.Please call the park office (252)797-4475 to sign up!!

Date of Event:
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Wed, 07/26/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Thu, 07/27/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am, Fri, 07/28/2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Park Office
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