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Address: Pettigrew State Park, Creswell, NC
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Great Lake for the Outdoorsmen

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 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 

1 Thank Selona Gale O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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.

Thank Dawn F
Kenly, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

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

Thank rachelsgma
Durants Neck, North Carolina
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471 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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.

Thank trflyer
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 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.

Thank Barbara B
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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 

2 Thank gtg95
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Lake Phelps is a beautiful pocosin lake in eastern North Carolina. There is a public boat landing at the State Park. The lake is a shallow clear water lake that is great for fishing and swimming.

4 Thank Stellakris
Pungo, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Its a little country, it is a little backwoods. Quiet and beautiful.

1 Thank Kimberly-Nic A

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