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14706
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Pettigrew State Park is located on the shores of Lake Phelps in Washington and Tyrrell Counties. The park named for General James Johnston Pettigrew and is located on portions of two fine old plantations.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 12 Issue 15, Sept 1944, p8, 26, f
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24860
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In addition to a list of the state parks in North Carolina, this article focuses on three parks within Eastern Living Magazine the ten county coverage of the magazine: Goose Creek State Park, Medoc Mountain State Park, and Pettigrew State Park.
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25515
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As North Carolina State Parks turns 100, tourism has grown from 4.2 million visitors in 1972 to 15 million visitors in 2015. The state parks system includes 41 parks and covers 225,537 acres.
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26668
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The North Carolina state park system struggles to keep pace with the state’s rapid population growth. Because of competition with developers, park land acquisition has taken priority over facility maintenance and personnel benefits. Consequentially, all branches of the park system have been neglected.
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Friend of Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 32 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1985, p4, il
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27261
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The Umstead 100, Raleigh's very own ultramarathon held in April, is a 12.5-mile loop around Umstead State Park that participants repeat eight times. The terrain varies from gravel and dirt paths to a little bit of pavement along hills and trails. It's a race often undertaken by runners making the leap from fifty to one hundred miles, and that leap takes preparation, or at least a different mind-set.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 34, August 2016, p11, por Periodical Website
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28571
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Good fishing can be found at most of the state parks in North Carolina. The best places to fish, the type of fish stocked at each park, and the best times of year to fish are described for 12 state parks. The fishing at Lake Norman, New River, South Mountains, Jordan Lake, Kerr Lake, Morrow Mountain, Fort Fisher, Fort Macon, Merchants Millpond, Pettigrew, Hanging Rock, and Eno River State Parks are all detailed. Hanging Rock, Eno River, and Fort Macon are highlighted with anecdotes and advice from parks employees and local fishing experts.
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28585
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This is the first installment in a three-part series about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. The history of the trail dates back to 1977 and is detailed here. The trail stats at Clingman’s Dome near the Tennesse border and ends at Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks near the Atlantic Ocean. The Mountains portion of the trail covering trail segments 1-5 are covered here. The views, wildlife, and the work needed to maintain the trail are described. Allen De Hart's biography is also included as was the founder of the Friends of the Mountain-to-Sea Trail group and its staunchest supporter.
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30705
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With the addition of Mount Jefferson State Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina now has 33 State and National parks, forests, historic sites, and wildlife management areas across the state, along with 15 roadside picnic parks.
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31267
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North Carolina's national and state parks from sea to mountains drew more visitors in 1963 than any other year in the state's history. Combined visitor counts for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, four national forests, 12 state parks, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore was over 19 million. This represented a gain of over 1.5 million visitors from 1962.
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31386
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North Carolina has 13 state parks, a 403 acre nature preserve, and four natural lakes. The state-owned and operated areas, maintained and administered by the Division of State Parks of the Department of Conservation and Development, attracted a record of nearly 2 million persons in 1964. And this total climbs an average of 5% each year.
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31433
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Many National Park Service campgrounds and picnic areas in North Carolina continue to remain available for free public use. Additionally, three North Carolina National Forests charge only moderate fees to individuals at designated recreation areas, while there is no admission charge to any National or state park with the exception of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site at Manteo.
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36550
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Part of the story of what North Carolina’s State Park System has become is how it began. Details of that story include individuals such as Elisha Mitchell, who proved in 1882 the mountain later named Mount Mitchell was the highest in the United States; Governor Lock Craig, instrumental in the establishment of the State Park in 1915; Jerome B. Freedman and Lucius Morse, who dedicated Chimney Rock in 1916.
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36282
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Perks such as a plethora of parks and recreation sites, hotels and golf courses, mountain villages and museums equaled a substantial contribution to the tourist industry. Among the sites North Carolina offered for travel and recreation were Fort Fisher, Whirligig Park, Levine Museum, Highlands, and Old Edwards Inn.
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38141
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This state park offers a site for expected outdoor activities: birding, canoeing, kayaking, and camping. Offerings perhaps unexpected include a public beach, outdoor classrooms, and an auditorium. As for a past benefit that’s unexpected, it is its Tar Kiln Trail, a major producer of pine tar for the area during the 18th and 19th centuries.