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Address: Pettigrew State Park, Creswell, NC

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If you like solitude, nature, and beautiful vistas this is a wonderful place to visit. We camped at Pettigrew SP for 3 nights and loved it. The sunset views alone are worth the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
Merrill L
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Boone, North Carolina
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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

If you like solitude, nature, and beautiful vistas this is a wonderful place to visit. We camped at Pettigrew SP for 3 nights and loved it. The sunset views alone are worth the price of admission.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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59 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Nothing around this lake from the park except a boat ramp and dock. Plenty of parking for trucks/trailers. Did see one picnic table by the parking area.

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Otway NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Out of the way but worth stopping at. Home of Pettigrew State Park. Has launch ramps for boats, swimming area, picnic area and camping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Board walk is only two years old. Great for all ages to enjoy. Takes you out to the full view of the lake. Good fishing area.

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Bremerton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Everyone should experience this area at least once in a lifetime. What a Awesome Lake! Average depth of lake 4.5 feet, maximum depth 9 feet. Crystal clear waters, so clear you can see the fish before your cast your line. Has become one of my Very Favorite spots in Washington County. FULL of Wildlife, black bears, deer, coyotes and wolves,... More 

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Queenstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Nice place to take the family for a day outing. Stop by to see Somerset Place a State Historic Site, definitely worth taking the tour.

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Kenly, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Located inside Pettigrew State Park. It is a beautiful clear shallow lake. Perfect place to take the kids swimming.

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Durants Neck, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

I drove for what seemed like hours and could not find beach access from a paved road on the north side of the lake.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

Drove down to the boat ramp for a look at the lake while at Pettigrew State Park. Some of the swans were still there. What a view! Took some pictures. There is a dock for fishing and the boat ramp is concrete. There is a picnic area close by the boat ramp also and restrooms at the State Park.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

A nice back roads drive of 3.5 hours (181 miles ) No traffic just had to slow down for towns. Beautiful lake that is big and plenty of room for power boats, jet skis, water skiing and lots of fishing. What is truly amazing is that the average depth of the lake is about 4 feet. I was able to... More 

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