Campfire Ban Lifted at the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee and Alabama

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TUPELO, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway has lifted the campfire ban on Parkway property in Alabama and Tennessee due to recent rainfall and reduced fire danger as of October 11, 2019.

The existing campfire ban in Mississippi on Parkway property is still enforced. Campfires are banned at the developed campgrounds at Rocky Springs and Jeff Busby, and at the designated bicycle campgrounds at Kosciusko, Witchdance, and the Parkway Visitor Center.

Charcoal grills and cook stoves are still permitted, but should only be used in designated areas that are free from burnable fuels such as dry grass, leaf litter, and pine needles. Grills and cook stoves should be attended at all times and must be completely extinguished prior to leaving the site. Visitors should only smoke in areas that are free from burnable fuels, and must ensure that the cigarette is completely extinguished and disposed of properly. Fireworks are always strictly prohibited along the Parkway and other federal lands. 

Please visit the Natchez Trace Parkway website to get the latest status on park fire restrictions:

To report a wildfire along the Parkway, please call the Emergency Communications Center at 1-800-300-Park (7275), or dial 911. For more information about the Natchez Trace Parkway Fire Management Division, please visit