UNC Boathouse
UNC Boathouse
UNC Boathouse
UNC Boathouse
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The Carolina crew rows on University Lake, a short run or drive from the campus. A three-bay boathouse accommodates the Tar Heel women's fleet of 14 Vespoli hulls, as well as the UNC men's program and the local masters contingent. Carolina utilizes 80 feet of newly-installed wooden dock. Originally owned by the University, the lake is now managed by the Orange Water and Sewer Authority as a public watershed. As a result, development along the waterfront is very limited and the UNC coaches' launches are the only motor traffic on the lake. The crews share the lake with abundant wildlife and the occasional fisherman. The 2700-meter stretch of navigable water is well sheltered and never freezes, allowing UNC to row all 156 days of the NCAA season.

FROM CHAPEL HILL Take Franklin Street west toward Carrboro, in Carrboro, Franklin turns into Main Street and then Jones Ferry Road. After passing under NC54, take a left turn at the second stop light, at the top of the hill, onto Old Fayetteville Road. Your first right is the access road to University Lake. Please follow the directions on signs and from volunteers as to where to park.

FROM DURHAM OR RALEIGH From Durham or I-40 take NC54 West. Once in Chapel Hill, you will take the NC54 bypass (it's a right-hand on-ramp to make what is effectively a left onto the bypass). Take the Jones Ferry Road exit, turn left at the light at the end of the ramp, after passing under NC54, take a left turn at the second stop light, at the top of the hill, onto Old Fayetteville Road. Your first right is the access road to University Lake. Please follow the directions on signs and from volunteers as to where to park.

FROM THE WEST Approaching on I-85/I-40, in Graham take the exit for NC54. You will follow 54 for approximately 20 miles before approaching Carrboro -- on your right as you climb the hill into Carrboro will be a large rock painted blue and white -- turn right onto Old Fayetteville Road, it's the first stoplight you will have encountered for many miles. After crossing Jones Ferry Road, your first right is the access road to University Lake. Please follow the directions on signs and from volunteers as to where to park.


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