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Bath House Closed for Winter   

Pettigrew's bath house is closed for the winter. It will reopen in March 2019. Please use restrooms at the main office.

 Last updated on: Friday, December 7, 2018

Morotoc Trail closed   

Morotoc Trail is currently closed due to flooding. 

 Last updated on: Monday, October 1, 2018

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.

 

Discover all that nature has to offer! Join park staff for a spring hike to discover the flora and fauna of Pettigrew State Park.  Meet at the Park Office at 1:00 pm.  We will be hiking to Moccosin Overlook. Be prepared for a 5.6 mile hike. For more information call (252)797-4475.

Date of Event:
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Join the Tar River Astronomy Club at Pettigrew State Park for an evening of astronomy. The program will begin at 7:30pm at Pettigrew's Boat Ramp. This is a free program and fun for the whole family. Call the park office to register for the event by calling (252) 797-4475.

Date of Event:
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 7:30pm
Start Location:
Pettigrew State Park Boat Ramp

Pettigrew State Park has a wide range of reptiles, all of which are important to the natural balance.  Today we invite you to come learn about the snakes that call Pettigrew State Park home. Be prepared for a 3 mile hike and bring appropriate foot wear. A live specimen will be available. If you have questions, please contact the park office at (252)797-4475.

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/11/2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Park Office

Have you ever wanted to take a canoe trip down the scenic Scuppernong River? Well.... come take a river trip with a ranger! The trip will begin at the wildlife ramp on Spruill Bridge Road in Creswell. Canoes, personal flotation devices and paddles are provided. All participants must wear shoes appropriate for wading. Flip-flops will not be allowed. Paddlers must wear personal flotation devices for the entire trip and bring water, a snack, sunscreen and any personal items in a waterproof container. Dress for and be prepared for getting wet.  Program is weather dependent. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Spaces are limited. Call the park office at (252)797-4475 to register for this FREE program. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/08/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Spruill Bridge Road Wildlife Ramp, Creswell

Spend the morning canoeing with a Ranger on Lake Phelps. Canoes, personal flotation devices and paddles are provided. All participants must wear shoes appropriate for wading. Flip-flops will not be allowed. Paddlers must wear personal flotation devices for the entire trip and bring water, a snack, sunscreen and any personal items in a waterproof container. Dress for and be prepared for getting wet.  Program is weather dependent.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Spaces are limited. Call the park office at (252)797-4475 to register for this FREE program. 

Date of Event:
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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

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