Pettigrew State Park

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About the Park

Map of North Carolina with a star indicating the location of Pettigrew State Park

Located in Washington and Tyrrell counties 75 miles northeast of Greenville, Pettigrew State Park showcases the rich habitat of Lake Phelps and the Scuppernong River, home to wintering tundra swans and cypress trees with cavernous archways. It also embodies a rich history, from dugout canoes thousands of years old that have been dredged up from the lake, as well as the nearby Somerset Place, a State Historic Site that preserves a vast plantation worked by hundreds of enslaved Black Americans. 


  • Tent sites
  • Trailer and RV sites (no hookups)
  • Group tent sites
  • Showers
  • Firewood


  • Hiking (9 miles)
  • Biking (9 miles)
  • Paddling
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking


  • Boat ramp
  • Picnic shelters
  • Exhibits
  • Bathhouse

Plan Your Visit


2252 Lake Shore Road, Creswell, NC 27928

GPS: 35.7889, -76.4038


Current Weather

27928 Creswell, NC

Park Hours

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January 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
June 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
July 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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