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Sunset over Lake Phelps at Pettigrew State Park
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2252 Lake Shore Road
Creswell, NC 27928



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GPS: 35.788863, -76.40381


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

Status of park facilities   

Trails at the park are open, but the park office and all restrooms are CLOSED. The swim pier is also CLOSED. Park gates will close at sunset.

All events and programs have been CANCELED until further notice.

All camping facilities are CLOSED. Campers with reservations will be contacted by the reservation system staff to be issued a full refund.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Scheduled events

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, 05/02/2020 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Come out and view one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year.  Meet in the office parking lot.  Bring a chair or blanket and bugspray.  May be cancelled in case of inclement weather.

Date of Event:
Tue, 08/18/2020 - 8:30pm
Start Location:
Park Office

It's Take A Child Outside Week!! Bring your child out to Pettigrew State Park this week to participate in a self-guided environmental scavenger hunt. Bring the finished scavenger hunt to the park office for a prize!!!

Date of Event:
Thu, 09/24/2020 - 8:00am to Wed, 09/30/2020 - 8:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Check back for more information!

Date of Event:
Fri, 10/23/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Start Location:
Lake Shore Trail

Come enjoy Pettigrew's fall foliage and discover all that nature has to offer! Join park staff for a hike to Bee Tree Overlook.  Meet at the Park office at 1:00 pm.  Be prepared for a 3 mile hike.  For more information call (252)797-4475.

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/14/2020 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office