Pettigrew State Park

Creswell, North Carolina 27928

Pettigrew State Park

Pettigrew State Park Professional Review and Guide

"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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Trail Information

Nearby City
Year-round; closed Christmas Day
Boat Launch/Ramp, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Birding
Additional Use
(252) 797-4475; For reservations call (877) 722-6762 or visit
Local Contacts
DeLorme: North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 47 D8
Local Maps
Fees per Night
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.

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Jul 2018