Press Releases

Campfire Ban at the Natchez Trace Parkway

October 2, 2019

TUPELO, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway is implementing a ban on campfires due to the current drought and high fire danger. All campfires are banned on Parkway property, including the developed campgrounds at Rocky Springs, Jeff Busby, and Meriwether Lewis, and at the designated bicycle campgrounds on the Natchez Trace Parkway. This ban is effective … Continue reading Campfire Ban at the Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway Presents First Annual Frank Hadorn Safety Award

October 1, 2019

TUPELO, MS:  Tractor Operator Jason Burney at Leipers Fork received the first annual Frank Hadorn Safety Award. The Parkway created the award to honor the life and service of Maintenance Worker Frank Hadorn from the Dancy Subdistrict (2012-2018). Hadorn was known for his commitment to his fellow employees’ and visitors’ safety. Donations in memory of … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Presents First Annual Frank Hadorn Safety Award

Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn”

September 30, 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, October 12, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn,” where we join a young girl as she takes a walk and … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn”

Natchez Trace Parkway Hosts Meriwether Lewis Commemoration

September 29, 2019

HOHENWALD, TN – The Natchez Trace Parkway will celebrate the life and legacy of Meriwether Lewis at the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site on October 12, 2019. National Park Service staff will be on site to answer questions and present a variety of educational programs about the historic Natchez Trace and the life and … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Hosts Meriwether Lewis Commemoration

The Natchez Trace Parkway and Inkana Foundation Celebrate Chickasaw Culture

September 24, 2019

TUPELO, MS:  The Natchez Trace Parkway and the Chickasaw Inkana Foundation (CIF) hosted a celebration of Chickasaw cultural history on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. “Park visitors enjoyed learning about Chickasaw history and cultural activities. We were honored to provide this venue to encourage a deeper understanding of … Continue reading The Natchez Trace Parkway and Inkana Foundation Celebrate Chickasaw Culture

Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Miles and Miles of Reptiles”

September 24, 2019

TUPELO, MS – Children and their families are encouraged to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, MS. This month’s featured story is “Miles and Miles of Reptiles,” a fun Dr. Seuss book that explores various reptiles from turtles … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Miles and Miles of Reptiles”

Fire Danger Information for the Natchez Trace Parkway

September 23, 2019

TUPELO, MS: High temperatures and a lack of precipitation in recent weeks have created very dry fuel conditions and high fire danger along all areas of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Officials in Adams County, MS, at the southernmost terminus of the Parkway, have implemented an outdoor burn ban effective September 18, 2019 and running through … Continue reading Fire Danger Information for the Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway – Pioneer Day

September 20, 2019

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, September 28, 2019. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to around 1840. This program is … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway – Pioneer Day

Hernando de Soto’s Encampment Comes to Life

September 19, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway will host a living history encampment representing the expedition of Hernando de Soto on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The encampment will be set up outside of the Parkway Visitor Center from 10 am to 3 pm. Through stories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, visitors can learn about Hernando de … Continue reading Hernando de Soto’s Encampment Comes to Life

Biannual “Car Free Parkway Experience” Dates Announced for the Natchez Trace Parkway

September 11, 2019

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN – The Natchez Trace Parkway will hold the biannual “Car Free Parkway Experience” days for bicyclists and pedestrians between mile markers 429 and 440. Upcoming event dates are September 29, 2019 and May 17, 2020 with future events to be held annually on the last Sunday in September and the third Sunday in … Continue reading Biannual “Car Free Parkway Experience” Dates Announced for the Natchez Trace Parkway