Press Releases

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

National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week

April 15, 2020

TUPELO, MS: In 1991, Congress proclaimed the second week of April as “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week,” bringing well-deserved attention and recognition to public safety telecommunicators who are invaluable to the emergency response teams. The men and women who take emergency calls and send assistance are often unseen and unknown for the critical role they … Continue reading National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week

Campfire Ban at the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi

April 13, 2020

TUPELO, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway is banning campfires in Mississippi, effective immediately, due to the statewide burn ban implemented by Governor Tate Reeves. This ban includes the developed campgrounds at Rocky Springs, Jeff Busby and at designated bicycle campgrounds in Mississippi. This ban will be rescinded after the statewide ban is lifted. Charcoal grills … Continue reading Campfire Ban at the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi

Natchez Trace Parkway Rehabilitates 4.3 Miles of Old Natchez Trace in Tennessee

April 7, 2020

Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) staff recently rehabilitated and opened 4.3 miles of Old Natchez Trace in Tennessee, the segments are located between mileposts 393 and 401. Parkway staff are charged with not only maintaining the paved Parkway itself, but also preserving the original Old Natchez Trace. In continuous use for nearly 10,000 years, its unique … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Rehabilitates 4.3 Miles of Old Natchez Trace in Tennessee

Natchez Trace Parkway Is Modifying Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance

April 7, 2020

Mississippi – The Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway), in response to guidance from the Mississippi Governors Executive Order 1466, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).   As of 5:00 p.m., April 3, 2020, the Parkway will offer no services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. At the … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Is Modifying Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance

Natchez Trace Parkway Is Modifying Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance

April 6, 2020

Tennessee – The Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway), in response to guidance from the Tennessee Governors Executive Orders 22 and 23, and the Tennessee State Parks, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).   As of 11:00 a.m., April 6, 2020, the Parkway will offer no services outside those that … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Is Modifying Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance

Natchez Trace Parkway to Temporarily Close Cave Spring at Milepost 308

March 25, 2020

Tishomingo, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway has closed the Cave Spring parking area and trail at MP 308.4 effective March 25, 2020, due to storm damage. A tornado was confirmed in Tishomingo County, MS on the evening of March 24, 2020. Many downed trees were reported along the Natchez Trace Parkway motor road as well … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway to Temporarily Close Cave Spring at Milepost 308