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The North Carolina Coast Sights

Lake Phelps

  • 2252 Lake Shore Rd. Map It
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Updated 10/05/2012

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At 16,600 acres, Lake Phelps, a part of Pettigrew State Park, is a Carolina Bay 5 mi across and about 4 feet deep that has long been considered a treasure by boaters and anglers. In 1985 researchers began to prize it for other reasons. Discovered underneath the sand in the beautifully clear water were ancient American Indian artifacts, including 30 dugout canoes, one of which dates back some 4,400 years. Two are displayed in the Pettigrew Park information center. The park

also includes a boat ramp, canoe launch, fishing pier, and camping sites.

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Sight Information

Address:

2252 Lake Shore Rd., 56 mi west of Nags Head via I–64, Creswell, North Carolina, 27928, United States

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Phone:

252-797–4475

Updated 10/05/2012

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