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Sunset over Lake Phelps at Pettigrew State Park
Do not depend on GPS to locate Park Office   

Do not depend on GPS to locate the park office.  The following directions will get you to the main access of the park.  From HWY 64 take exit 558 and follow the signs for approximately 8 miles to the park office.  You are not required to travel any dirt roads to reach the park office.

 Posted on: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 4:26pm
Lake Level    

The current lake level is 10.85' MSL. Most boats should have little problem launching. 

 Posted on: Monday, September 4, 2017 - 5:06pm
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
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Surface:
Contact:

Pettigrew State Park

2252 Lake Shore Road
CreswellNC 27928
Phone252-797-4475
pettigrew@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.788863
Longitude: -76.403810

Park Hours:

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