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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish at Phelps Lake in North Carolina.

This big, shallow lake near the North Carolina coastline can be a haven for bass, crappie and sunfish enthusiasts. Phelps Lake is a 16,600-acre lake, two miles south of Creswell, NC. The lake is a big bowl with little shoreline contour. Virtually all the banks have submerged trees and vegetation, and there are boats docks scattered around the lake. There are boat launch ramps for public use - one paved ramp for bigger boats, and many places around the lake to launch canoes or kayaks. Boaters should be cautious due to the shallowness of the majority of the lake.

Primary fish species residing in Phelps Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Bluegill Pumpkinseed

Phelps Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

Click here for a North Carolina Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Pettigrew State Park Campground - 252 797-4475

Pungo Camp Ground - 252 935-5023

Riverside Campground - 252 945-9012

Phelps Lake NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Phelps Lake
Pettigrew State Park
2252 Lake Shore Rd
Creswell, NC 27928
252 797-4475

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