Press Releases

Natchez Trace Parkway Reopens Closed Section of Road Near Ridgeland, MS

February 22, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS: The previously closed section of the Natchez Trace Parkway motor road has been re-opened to traffic until further notice. The section of parkway from US 49 (mile marker 93.1) to I-55 (mile marker 100.7) near Ridgeland, Mississippi was previously closed due to hazardous road conditions. Those conditions have been mitigated as a result … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Reopens Closed Section of Road Near Ridgeland, MS

The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

February 21, 2020

TUPELO, MS – The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association will present a special program of dulcimer music from 10 am to noon on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, tradition, craftsmanship, and music by sharing its knowledge and … Continue reading The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

The National Park Service Announces the Finding of No Significant Impact for Proposed Easement Improvements to US Highway 61 at Port Gibson, Mississippi

February 14, 2020

TUPELO, MS:  The National Park Service (NPS) announces the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document is now available at www.nps.gov/natr. The FONSI grants a highway easement deed to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (Project N. 101819) for the proposed US 61 improvements at Port Gibson, Mississippi, which includes the construction of a highway bypass across the Natchez … Continue reading The National Park Service Announces the Finding of No Significant Impact for Proposed Easement Improvements to US Highway 61 at Port Gibson, Mississippi

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

February 7, 2020

TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center, from 10 am until 3 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2020. 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

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

February 5, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors to enjoy the talents and sounds of local musicians at the Parkway Information Cabin on February 15, 2020 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

Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Not a Buzz to Be Found”

January 27, 2020

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to a Read with a Ranger program on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 10 am in the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Not a Buzz to Be Found: Insects in Winter.” Uncover where insects go in winter to keep warm. … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Not a Buzz to Be Found”

The National Park Service Announces Availability of the Administrative Record File for the Meriwether Lewis Firing Range in Tennessee

January 23, 2020

TUPELO, MS:  The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Administrative Record File for public review on the Meriwether Lewis Firing Range Site. The firing range is located on the north side of the Natchez Trace Parkway near Milepost 378, approximately 8 miles south of the Meriwether Lewis Monument and Campground, and has … Continue reading The National Park Service Announces Availability of the Administrative Record File for the Meriwether Lewis Firing Range in Tennessee

Update – Natchez Trace Parkway Road Closure Near Ridgeland, MS

January 21, 2020

HEADQUARTERS, MS: Natchez Trace Parkway officials closed a 7-mile stretch of road from milepost 93.1 to milepost 100.7 on October 31, 2019 to replace a culvert that reached is operational life span. Continuous rain throughout the southern district since October has delayed repairs. The culvert was replaced the week of January 5, 2020 but work … Continue reading Update – Natchez Trace Parkway Road Closure Near Ridgeland, MS

The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

January 21, 2020

TUPELO, MS – A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10 am to noon on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, tradition, craftsmanship, and music by sharing its … Continue reading The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

Early Morning Traffic Safety Checkpoint

January 21, 2020

TUPELO, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway rangers conducted a traffic safety checkpoint just south of the City of Tupelo during the early peak commute hours on January 15, 2020. This checkpoint was designed to remove unlawfully operated vehicles, such as impaired or unlicensed drivers, from the Parkway during peak traffic. “This checkpoint allowed us to focus … Continue reading Early Morning Traffic Safety Checkpoint