Press Releases

Natchez Trace Parkway Urgent Travel Advisory Due to Hurricane Laura

August 27, 2020

Tupelo, MS – Travelers are advised to avoid using the Natchez Trace Parkway as Hurricane Laura travels up the Mississippi River and into the Tennessee River Valley. Forecasted conditions for the next 24 to 48 hours include the possibility of heavy rains and strong winds, which may result in falling trees and other obstructions on the Parkway. Maintenance … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Urgent Travel Advisory Due to Hurricane Laura

Natchez Trace Parkway Is Beginning To Increase Recreational Access To Mount Locust, Near Milepost 15.5

August 21, 2020

Natchez, MS – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Natchez Trace Parkwayis increasing recreational access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Is Beginning To Increase Recreational Access To Mount Locust, Near Milepost 15.5

DeSoto Magazine: Road Tripping Along the Natchez Trace

July 15, 2020

The Natchez Trace Parkway, running through three states from Natchez to Nashville, makes an ideal outing for those wishing to stay close to home while covering a lot of ground.

MSN.com: Most Beautiful Scenic Byway In Every State

July 13, 2020

Fasten your seat belt and join us as we travel down America’s most beautiful scenic byways.

TravelAwaits: Must-See Sites Along The Natchez Trace Parkway

July 13, 2020

The Natchez Trace Parkway is almost completely unspoiled, a quiet forest lane with the look and feel of the past.

Natchez Trace Parkway Increases Access to Parkway Comfort Stations

May 30, 2020

Tupelo, Mississippi – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Natchez Trace Parkway is increasing access to the Parkway Comfort Stations. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Increases Access to Parkway Comfort Stations

Natchez Trace Parkway Co-Hosts Multi-State Virtual Memorial Day Tribute

May 22, 2020

Release Date: Immediate ReleaseContact: Andy Danneker, Park Ranger, 662-680 4018, andy_danneker@nps.gov Natchez Trace Parkway Co-Hosts Multi-State Virtual Memorial Day Tribute Event includes live ceremony, historic talks, service activities & more Mississippi – This Memorial Day, Natchez Trace Parkway will join thirty National Park Service units across 12 states and the District of Columbia in hosting a virtual commemoration saluting … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Co-Hosts Multi-State Virtual Memorial Day Tribute

Natchez Trace Parkway Increases Access at Parkway Visitor Center

May 22, 2020
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TUPELO, Miss. (WJTV)- The Natchez Trace Parkway is increasing recreational access to the visitor center and restroom at milepost 266, near Tupelo. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Increases Access at Parkway Visitor Center

Natchez Trace Parkway Celebrates National Emergency Medical Services Week May 18-22, 2020

May 21, 2020

Release Date: ImmediateContact:            Calvin T Farmer, calvin_farmer@nps.govPhone:               (662) 680-4016 TUPELO, MS:  The celebration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) work provided by communities in the US began in 1974. The vital EMS work in communities along the Natchez Trace Parkway ensures that the visitor experience, health, and safety are protected. This week, the Natchez Trace Parkway celebrates with gratitude … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Celebrates National Emergency Medical Services Week May 18-22, 2020

Natchez Trace Parkway Co-hosts Virtual Campout Memorial Day Weekend

May 21, 2020

Release Date: Immediate ReleaseContact: Andy Danneker, Park Ranger, andy_danneker@nps.gov, 662-680-4018 Natchez Trace Parkway Co-hosts Virtual Campout Memorial Day Weekend Mississippi – This weekend, Natchez Trace Parkway will co-host the National Park Service Memorial Day Weekend Virtual Campout, a three-day social media event offering a trove of unique park adventures visitors can enjoy from the comfort … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Co-hosts Virtual Campout Memorial Day Weekend