Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center and Contact Stations Temporarily Closed as of March 19, 2020

Natchez Trace Parkway is Modifying Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance

Natchez Trace Parkway is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing.  

As of March 19, 2020, all visitor contact stations are closed. This includes the Parkway Visitor Center, Mount Locust Contact Station, Ridgeland Information Cabin, and Meriwether Lewis Contact Station. All other facilities remain open. 

Contact stations will have a supply of maps and other information that are readily accessible to the public.  Visitors can still reach a park ranger between 9 am to 4:30 pm by calling 662-680-4027 or by messaging us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NatchezTraceParkwayNPS

Visitors can find the most up to date information on the Parkway website www.nps.gov/natr.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Natchez Trace Parkwayis our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. 

We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.  

The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.   

For high-risk populations, such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, we ask that they take extra caution and follow CDC guidance for those at higher risk of serious illness.   

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.

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