Press Releases

Natchez Trace Parkway Announces a Short-Term Closure for Bridge Repair near Houston, MS

November 5, 2019

CHICKASAW COUNTY, MS– Natchez Trace Parkway officials will implement a temporary closure of the motor road between mileposts 230.5 and 239.2 (near Houston, MS) starting Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:30 am. The closure will allow for pavement repair on a nearby bridge at milepost 236 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. During the approximate two-day closure, … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Announces a Short-Term Closure for Bridge Repair near Houston, MS

The Natchez Trace String Band to Perform at the Parkway Information Cabin

November 4, 2019

RIDGELAND, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors to enjoy the talents and sounds of local musicians at the Parkway Information Cabin on November 16, 2019, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The Natchez Trace String Band, a small group of local acoustic musicians, will fill the cabin with the sounds of traditional folk, … Continue reading The Natchez Trace String Band to Perform at the Parkway Information Cabin

Yockanookany Section Trail Closure

October 27, 2019

RIDGELAND, MS: The Yockanookany section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail is closed to equestrian use effective immediately, due to safety concerns with trail bridges and boardwalks. The trail will remain open to pedestrians. We regret the impact that this closure will have on the many equestrian users of the trail, and ask for … Continue reading Yockanookany Section Trail Closure

Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Big Night for Salamanders”

October 27, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10 am on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Big Night for Salamanders,” where participants will embark on a virtual nail-biting journey as salamanders attempt … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Big Night for Salamanders”

The Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Seasonal Closure of the Meriwether Lewis Site Information Center

October 26, 2019

HOHENWALD, TN – The Natchez Trace Parkway will close the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site Information Center for the season on November 10, 2019. The burial monument, restrooms, campground, and hiking trails are open seven days a week and are not affected by this closure. The Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site Information Center … Continue reading The Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Seasonal Closure of the Meriwether Lewis Site Information Center

Natchez Trace Parkway Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month with Art Exhibit and Film

October 19, 2019

TUPELO, MS: During the month of November, the Natchez Trace Parkway will host special programs to celebrate American Indian Heritage month at the Parkway Visitor Center. An art exhibit and a film will be available free to the public from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Parkway Visitor Center auditorium. On November 16, a … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month with Art Exhibit and Film

Fire Restriction Update at Natchez Trace Parkway

October 15, 2019

OCTOBER 15, 2019: The statewide burn ban for Mississippi has been lifted due to recent rainfall. However, several county-wide burn bans are still in place that may affect visitors to campgrounds along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Burn bans in Attala County, Chickasaw County, and Lee County, MS are in effect that prohibit campfires at the … Continue reading Fire Restriction Update at Natchez Trace Parkway

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

October 12, 2019

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

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

October 11, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those pioneers who lived in the area from the 1700s to around 1840. … Continue reading Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Digging History”

October 5, 2019

TUPELO, MS – Do you like to dig in the dirt, figure out stories from clues, or learn about the past? These are all things archeologists do—maybe you are one too! All park resources are protected by law, and Parkway staff work closely with professional archeologists to monitor and protect cultural sites. The Natchez Trace … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Digging History”