Pettigrew State Park

Creswell, North Carolina

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What a fabulous state park this is. Resting along the banks of Phelps Lake, Pettigrew is on the small side, but it has a lot to offer for its size. There are hiking trails; a picnic area; several massive, state-champion trees; and the historic Somerset Place right next door. But the highlight by far is Phelps Lake. A fishing pier, canoe rentals, a boat ramp, and a swim area allow you to enjoy this wonderful lake firsthand. Spectacular sunsets greet you each evening, and in winter thousands of great white tundra swans migrate to the area, making the lake their winter haven. This is a birders dream, and the birdlife is certainly not limited to the swans.
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by Melissa Watson (Falcon Guides)

What a fabulous state park this is. Resting along the banks of Phelps Lake, Pettigrew is on the small side, but it has a lot to offer for its size. There are hiking trails; a picnic area; several massive, state-champion trees; and the historic Somerset Place right next door.

But the highlight by far is Phelps Lake. A fishing pier, canoe rentals, a boat ramp, and a swim area allow you to enjoy this wonderful lake firsthand. Spectacular sunsets greet you each evening, and in winter thousands of great white tundra swans migrate to the area, making the lake their winter haven. This is a birders dream, and the birdlife is certainly not limited to the swans.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Creswell
Campsites: 14
Season: Year-round; closed Christmas Day
Additional Use: Boat Launch, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Birding
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: (252) 797-4475; www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/pett/main.php For reservations call (877) 722-6762 or visit www.reserveamerica.com
Local Maps: DeLorme: North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 47 D8
Fees per Night: $10-$20+
Facilities: Flush toilets, hot showers, water spigots dispersed, fire rings, picnic tables, lantern holders, trash cans; pet friendly. NOTE: The bathhouse is closed Nov 1–Mar 15. During this time, vault toilets are available and there are no showers.
Driving Directions: Directions to Pettigrew State Park

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