Outside Magazine: 50 Family Adventures Across the U.S. for 2021

December 9, 2020

Take a look at Outside Magazine’s blog, “50 Family Adventures Across the U.S. for 2021” featuring the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Commercial Vehicles and the Natchez Trace Parkway

November 19, 2020

Release Date: Immediate  Contact: Prashant Lotwala, Chief Ranger, prashant_lotwala@nps.gov, 662-680-4013    TUPELO, MS – On November 18, 2020, early in the morning, law enforcement Park Ranger Tim McElwain was conducting traffic enforcement patrol when he stopped four semi-trucks on the Parkway near milepost 250 and cited all four drivers. Later in the afternoon, Ranger McElwain stopped two additional […]

Storm Damage Cleanup to Begin at Cypress Swamp and River Bend

November 5, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS– The Natchez Trace Parkway will begin storm damage cleanup in the vicinity of Milepost 114 – Milepost 124 this week. Construction crews will be removing storm damaged timber from the perimeter of the motor road, Cypress Swamp, Riverbend, and sections of the National Scenic Trail. Motorists should use caution and watch out for […]

Sections of Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail to Close for Maintenance

October 30, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway will close sections of the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail near Ridgeland, MS starting November 1, 2020. The work will take place along three sections of trail beginning near the Highland Colony Parkway trail crossing and ending south of the Ross Barnett Reservoir Overlook (Milepost 100.8- Milepost 105.3).   Over approximately […]

Natchez Trace Parkway is Increasing Access to Parkway Comfort Stations

October 16, 2020

TUPELO, 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 access to the Parkway Comfort Stations. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the  COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased […]

Some Natchez Trace Parkway Sites to Close Due to Hurricane Delta

October 9, 2020

TUPELO, MS – In anticipation of heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Delta, some sites along the Natchez Trace Parkway will close this weekend. Today, October 9, Rocky Springs and Jeff Busby campgrounds will close by noon and Mount Locust will close at 3 PM. These locations will remain closed on Saturday and may […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Featured in “5 Best Road Trips in the US”

October 7, 2020

Read the feature from GearJunkie here.

Travel | Drive the Natchez Trace Parkway

October 2, 2020

Find article link here. September 29, 2020 By Debi Landermail@floridanewsline.com American Indians, Ohio Valley riverboat traders, European settlers, soldiers, slaves, and future presidents trod the Natchez Trace, one of America’s oldest trails. It took about 35 days by foot, 25 days on horseback. Later widened for wagons, the route was eventually abandoned in favor of […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Car Free Bicycling Event Cancelled

September 16, 2020

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN – The Natchez Trace Parkway will not hold the biannual “Car Free Parkway Experience” day for bicyclists and pedestrians in September 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The event is usually held in May and on the last Saturday of September between mile markers 429 and 440 in Tennessee. “The health […]

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 […]