2252 Lake Shore Road
Creswell, NC 27928
GPS: 35.788863, -76.40381
November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day
8:30am - 6pm weekdays
Closed state holidays
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
Pettigrew State Park
Visitors can explore 16,000-acre Lake Phelps and its surrounding landscape by land or water at Pettigrew State Park. The fishing is legendary and boaters with kayaks, canoes and shallow-draft boats will find easy launch sites. Also, nearby access allows boaters onto the placid, blackwater Scuppernong River. Trails wind past some of the oldest, most majestic trees in the coastal region, and bikes are allowed on most trails. A 13-site family campground and a group campground are close to park amenities, and picnic grounds make good use of a shading cypress grove and grassy lawn. The park is rich in history with a display of ancient American Indian dugout canoes, and the grave of a Confederate general.
⇒ ALERT: GPS ISSUE
Do not depend on GPS to locate the park office.
The following directions will get you to the main access of the park:
From U.S. 64, take exit 558 and follow the signs for approximately 8 miles to the park office.
You are not required to travel dirt roads to reach the park office.