North End of Moore's Wall Closure

Please be aware that as of 4/9/2018, the North End of Moore's Wall is closed to all users due to a nesting site for Peregrine Falcons. State biologists have observed a pair of Falcons showing mating and nesting behvior and this closure helps to increase the chances that they will be able to successfully nest. All climbing routes, bouldering and the access trail are closed. 

Here's the official closure notice:

Blue Ridge Parkway Closures

Work on the Lynn Cove viaduct began on March 1, 2018 and will run though March, April, and May with the parkway reopening around Memorial Day weekend. The parkway section near the viaduct is closed to all uses, including hiking. This means that access to Ship Rock from the South is closed until the section reopens, but you can still get there from the North by parking at the Rough Ridge or Wilson Creek overlooks as normal. 


  • 18 Jul, 2017
  • North Carolina

Land Manager: YMCA Camp Hanes, leased by CCC

Guides and Info

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Open December 1 - March 31 only!

2018 Peregrine Falcon Closures

The annual closures for Peregrine Falcon nesting are in place from January 15 through August 15th. Please respect closure signs and notices and please note the addition of 2 new areas and the removal of the Victory Wall. It's not unusual to see these lifted early in some areas, but until we get offiicial notice from the Forest Service the following areas are closed: