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 October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.Last updated on: Monday, April 26, 2021
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
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.
Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762
Notices and alerts
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.