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
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.
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.
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.