The Pettigrew State Park TRACK trail begins at Lake Shore Trail and ends at the Pettigrew Family Cemetery for a 1.50-mile hike.
Explore one of eastern North Carolina's last old-growth forests with varieties of plant and animal life. Several of the park's trees are among the largest of various species, with some bald cypress trunks measuring 10 feet in diameter. During the winter season, ducks, geese, and swans use Pettigrew State Park as a primary wintering ground, making the park great for bird watching.
The fishing at Lake Phelps is legendary. Boaters with kayaks, canoes, and shallow-draft boats will find accessible launch sites, as well as access onto the placid, blackwater Scuppernong River. A 13-site family campground and a group campground are close to park amenities, and picnic grounds make good use of a shading cypress grove and grassy lawn. The park is rich in history with a display of ancient American Indian dugout canoes. You can also stop by the Somerset State Historic Site and the Pettigrew Family Cemetery and learn a little about the antebellum south.
Adventures for Pettigrew State Park
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
Pettigrew State Park: Birds of the CoastDifficulty:
Pettigrew State Park: Need for TreesDifficulty:
This TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed with North Carolina State Parks, Pettigrew State Park, and with funding provided by the BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation.