(Tishomingo, MS) – Natchez Trace Parkway and Tishomingo State Park staff are preparing for a controlled burn at Tishomingo State Park on Tuesday, March 27. The burn is used to control non-native plant species, promote wildlife habitat, clear dead brush that could fuel a large forest fire, and protect personal property adjacent to the State Park and Parkway.
The picnic area, pavilions, and hiking trails near Haynes Lake will be closed during the burn. The Tushka and Warrior Ridge disc golf courses will also be closed during the burn. All other park facilities will remain open. Visitors to the State Park and motorists along the Natchez Trace Parkway can expect to see fire and smoke during the controlled burn.
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