With more than 5,000 acres of land around Lake Phelps and the Scuppernong River including over 16,600 acres of water, Pettigrew State Park is an ideal blend of nature, history and recreation. Explore Lake Phelps and examine dugout canoes as ancient as the pyramids. Or cast your line into crystal-clear waters where largemouth bass reign. Take a trip back in time at the grave of a great Confederate general. Or hug a tree as wide as an elephant. Paddle down one of North Carolina's last undeveloped rivers. Pettigrew exhibits its history among picturesque natural surroundings. Majestic cypress trees tower above as the branches of tulip poplar and swamp chestnut oak provide perches for songbirds. Wildflowers decorate the landscape with a splash of color.

This fairly short and very easy trail led to a beautiful view of the lake. We watched the sunset over the lake and it was absolutely gorgeous. The campsite was very nice as well.

Very nice campground. Campsites are relatively private and spaced so neighbors aren't too close. Interesting historical preservation of a pre-civilwar plantation. Educational and peaceful experience.

easy hike. beautiful. historical. will do again when it's not 17 degrees windchill. thoroughly enjoyed!