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Address: 2252 Lake Shore Rd, Creswell, NC 27928-9180
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Small but nice

On a road trip and stopped here for picnic. Park is small but the staff are friendly. Lots of picnic tables with a shelter and water. Short walk to Phelps Lake which is the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 May 2016
Greg W
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Otway NC
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the park for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count on December 27, 2016. Even though I'm a native and lifelong resident of North Carolina, I had not visited this park or Lake Phelps before. I was very impressed with the diversity of wildlife and birds, in particular. Our group counted about 65 different bird species. The highlight was... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We camped here for 3 nights over the Thanksgiving holiday. A beautiful, peaceful, quiet place for people who love nature as we do. The campground is small and basic with no hookups but the bathroom is super clean with nice hot showers. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Located right on Lake Phelps in a beautiful old growth forest of... More 

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Ferdinand, Indiana
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I feel like it was hard to find the information I needed to visit this park. We did have a picnic here after visiting the Somerset plantation. We were hoping to be able to swim, paddle boat, canoe or kayak but options were very limited. We were told to drive around the lake to kayak rental. When we arrived there... More 

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Washington, Pa
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276 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you park at the park office, and walk past all the picnic tables, there is a very nice boardwalk to your left. Off this boardwalk, is a short boardwalk to a dock with 2 benches and ladders to go down into the shallow, clear water with a sandy bottom to swim! If you follow boardwalk to the end, you... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I was only there for a few moments, but didn't see anything other than a boat ramp. I did see a camping area and some picnic tables, but that was pretty much all.

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Otway NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

On a road trip and stopped here for picnic. Park is small but the staff are friendly. Lots of picnic tables with a shelter and water. Short walk to Phelps Lake which is the second largest natural lake in NC. Saw lots of turtles and fish, Checked out the camp grounds. The family camp ground is small but nice. Good... More 

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Thank Greg W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Very small campground. Well maintained.This campground has no water, electric, or sewer hookups. There are water spigots to use. Bathrooms have clean showers. Just a very short wide groomed walking trail to Sumerset Plantation. This is worth the guided tour of buildings and homestead. The tour guide was very knowledgeable describing the history of the area. We stayed four days... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We came here to look for a geocache that is part of a Civil War Series. There were only a couple hours of daylight left when we arrived, so we didn't get to spend as much time exploring as I would have liked. I'm not a fan of snakes, so I am very glad we came here in the winter!... More 

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Dallas, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

A really good place for wildlife. Beautiful lake, great for sunsets. Well kept trails for hiking and biking as well. Pit restrooms at the overlooks.

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Ayden, North Carolina, United States
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Hint: The Park's Web site said not to use GPS directions. I had my GPS on and found out why--it brought us in on the west side of the lake, but that was where we wanted to go for our picnic, and then you had to take an "undulating" road around the lake to the main part of the park... More 

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