Press Releases

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

December 12, 2019

RIDGELAND, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors to enjoy the talents and sounds of local musicians at the Parkway Information Cabin on December 21, 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

Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Over and Under the Snow”

December 6, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10:00am on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Over and Under the Snow.” Discover an entire world under your feet as you explore the many … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Over and Under the Snow”

Visitation Numbers for the Natchez Trace Parkway are Released

November 29, 2019

TUPELO, MS: Acting Superintendent Laura Perdices stated from January through July 2019, the Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an overall slight decrease in the number of recreational visits. “An average of 535,862 visitors per month used the Parkway from January through July 2019 compared to 545,547 who were counted in 2018.”  Month 2018 2019 January 520,652 … Continue reading Visitation Numbers for the Natchez Trace Parkway are Released

Pilot Project to Add Rumble Strips to Improve Motor Road Safety

November 19, 2019

TUPELO, MS:  The Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) seeks public comments November 18 through December 20, 2019 on a proposal to install audible pavement markings form milepost 291 to 331 in Colbert and Lauderdale Counties in Alabama, and in Prentiss and Tishomingo Counties in Mississippi. Research suggests audible pavement markings reduce accidents. Comments can be submitted … Continue reading Pilot Project to Add Rumble Strips to Improve Motor Road Safety

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