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 Last updated on: Friday, April 12, 2019

Morotoc Trail closed   

Morotoc Trail is currently closed due to flooding. 

 Last updated on: Monday, October 1, 2018

Trails

Cypress swamps and hardwood forests alternate along the shore of Lake Phelps with trails offering overlooks for photography, birding and spotting wildlife. Bicycles are allowed on most trail segments.

 

Bee Tree Trail
Location: Begins at the park office
Description:

A one-mile section winds past the campground and Somerset Place. After wandering through a sweetgum forest, the trail leads to Bee Tree Overlook, a wooden platform offering a view of the lake and a place to observe wintering waterfowl. Between the site of Bonarva and the canal is a short trail leading to Pettigrew Family Cemetery.

Point of Interest:
Length:
1.30 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Surface:
Moccasin Trail
Location: Begins at the park office
Description:

Moccasin Trail leads northwest from the park office for approximately three miles to Moccasin Canal. After traveling through a cypress and hardwood forest, the trail stops at a 350-foot boardwalk, which cuts through a cypress swamp to Moccasin Overlook. This view of Big Point is one of the most impressive vistas in the area. Morotoc Trail continues from the overlook to Cypress Point. Bicycles are allowed on most of the park trails.

Point of Interest:
Length:
2.80 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Surface:

2252 Lake Shore Road
Creswell, NC 27928

252-797-4475
pettigrew@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 35.788863, -76.40381

 

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