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Ship Rock Access


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Curtis Baird · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 181

So I know the viaduct is closed right now but is Ship itself closed?  The CCC website says access is closed so that made me think that all access is closed.  But I have also heard about hiking from 221 or driving from the North.  Anyone know exactly what the CCC is referring to?

Brian Payst · · Carrboro,NC · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 10

I probably need to reword the info on the web site a bit, that came verbatim from the park service and I can seee how it might be confusing. The viaduct and trails there are closed, but you should be able to get to ship from the north (Boone). Note that they may close sections of the parkway around there, so check the map linked on the closure notice as it will give you a real time update on what sections are open. 

Curtis Baird · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 181
Brian Payst wrote: I probably need to reword the info on the web site a bit, that came verbatim from the park service and I can seee how it might be confusing. The viaduct and trails there are closed, but you should be able to get to ship from the north (Boone). Note that they may close sections of the parkway around there, so check the map linked on the closure notice as it will give you a real time update on what sections are open. 

Thanks for the info Brian, is it alright to park on 221 and hike up?  Not sure the proximity to the viaduct by doing that.  I just want to make sure I’m not in any closed areas.

Brian Payst · · Carrboro,NC · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 10

You should be able to park at the Wilson Creek Overlook (milepost 303.6) and walk down the parkway from there. Rough Ridge parking lot is milepost 302.8, so it doesn't add all that much to the approach and there won't be any traffic. I updated the wording on the web site as well. Thanks for pointing that out.

Brian Payst · · Carrboro,NC · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 10

I talked to the parkway ranger this weekend, rough ridge is still open as well. The gate is by Wilson creek. So, coming in from the north the approach is just like always. 

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