Press Releases

Natchez Trace Parkway Open During Shutdown

January 17, 2019

Yes! The Natchez Trace Parkway is still open for travelers during the government shutdown. Stretching 444 miles from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, the Trace can take you places you’ll never forget. From Native American burial mounds to antebellum mansions, placid lakes to Civil War battle sites, nature trails to urban cityscapes, this All-American Road … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Open During Shutdown

Controlled Burning Along the Natchez Trace Parkway

December 18, 2018

TUPELO, MS: Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) will conduct a prescribed fire (controlled burn) on Tuesday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 19 at the Blackbelt Overlook (milepost 252) in Lee County, MS. This prescribed fire will help to restore the native prairie and reduce vegetation that could burn in a wildfire along the … Continue reading Controlled Burning Along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway is Hiring

December 12, 2018

The Natchez Trace Parkway is hiring temporary tractor operators and maintenance workers for next summer’s mowing season.

Natchez Trace Parkway Requests Civic Engagement for Scenic Impact Mitigation of Stephens Valley Development near Franklin, TN

November 30, 2018

The National Park Service (NPS) requests civic engagement about proposed options to screen a planned housing development.

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

November 24, 2018

The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 8 at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Over and Under the Snow.”

The Blackland Prairie Section of the National Scenic Trail Re-Opens

November 24, 2018

A small portion of the Blackland Prairie section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail from Lakeshire Drive to Highway 78/I-22 has been re-opened (milepost 263.3 to 263.8).

Natchez Trace Parkway Staff and Visitors Identify Gravesite of Formerly Enslaved Person from the Mount Locust Plantation

November 20, 2018

With the help of volunteer researchers, Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) staff members have identified the gravesite of Paris Martin, who was an enslaved person at the Mount Locust Plantation before the Civil War.

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

November 17, 2018

A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 1 at the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, MS.

Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway are Released

November 16, 2018

From January through September 2018, the Natchez Trace Parkway experienced overall increases in the number of recreational visits above the 2017 figures.

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

November 11, 2018

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, November 24, 2018.