Scuppernong River (North Carolina)

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Coordinates: 35°56′38″N 76°19′25″W / 35.94389°N 76.32361°W / 35.94389; -76.32361

Scuppernong River
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesTyrrell County and Washington County
Basin features
River systemPasquotank River Basin

The Scuppernong River is a blackwater river that flows through Tyrrell County and Washington County, North Carolina, into the Albemarle Sound. It is a tributary of the Pasquotank River Basin.[1] The river shares its name with the Scuppernong grapes native to the area.[2]

Each October, Tyrrell County hosts an annual Scuppernong River Festival, a local tradition since 1991.[3][4]

In 2004, the North Carolina State Parks System established the Scuppernong River Section of Pettigrew State Park, along the banks of the river, with the aid of The Nature Conservancy.[5]


  1. ^ "Pasquotank River Basin". North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  2. ^ "Scuppernong Wine Grape Variety". Wine-Searcher. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
  3. ^ "Calendar of Events — October". Tyrrell County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2011-10-04. October 08, 2011: 20th Annual Scuppernong River Festival
  4. ^ "Scuppernong River Festival". Local Legacies. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  5. ^ "Pettigrew State Park » History". N.C. Division of Parks & Recreation. May 2009. Retrieved 2011-10-04.