Press Releases

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

Natchez Trace Parkway is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

March 25, 2020

MS, AL, TN – Natchez Trace Parkway is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of March 24, 2020, all comfort stations except the one at the Visitor Center at Milepost 266 in Tupelo, MS, is closed … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

Natchez Trace Parkway Tupelo Headquarters Campus Non-Potable Water Notice

March 23, 2020

Tupelo, MS: The water system at Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center and the headquarters campus will shut down for maintenance beginning as early as Sunday, March 22, 2020. The public is advised that drinking water at this location will not be available until further notice. The water from all faucets is not safe for drinking. … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Tupelo Headquarters Campus Non-Potable Water Notice

Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center and Contact Stations Temporarily Closed as of March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020

Natchez Trace Parkway is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance Natchez Trace Parkway is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing.   As of March 19, 2020, all visitor contact stations are closed. This includes the Parkway Visitor … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center and Contact Stations Temporarily Closed as of March 19, 2020

Natchez Trace Parkway Reopens Rocky Springs Contact Station Restrooms

March 16, 2020

PORT GIBSON, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway has reopened the Rocky Springs Contact Station Restrooms after repairs were made to the utility systems. For more information about the Parkway, please call (800) 305-7417. www.nps.gov

Natchez Trace Parkway Presents “Women of the Natchez Trace”

March 13, 2020

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites the public to “Women of the Natchez Trace” on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm, at the Parkway Visitor Center. Wrap up Women’s History Month with a 30-minute talk from a park ranger about the women of the Natchez Trace. During March, a photo exhibit about the … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Presents “Women of the Natchez Trace”

Natchez Trace Parkway Reopens Roadway between Milepost 114 to 123

March 12, 2020

Tupelo, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway reopened the roadway between milepost 114 and milepost 123, from Ratliff Ferry Road to Hwy 43, on March 12, 2020.  Due to remaining debris on the road shoulders, the speed has been reduced to 40 mph in that area.  The River Bend restrooms and Cypress Swamp Nature Trail are still … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Reopens Roadway between Milepost 114 to 123