Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers
Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »
Meriwether Lewis Campground Paving Work- April 9-April 22, 2011
Contact: Terry Wildy, 662-680-4027
Paving work at the Meriwether Lewis Campground at milepost 386 (near Hohenwald, TN) will start on Saturday, April 9, 2011. This work will affect visitor access to the sites. Roads throughout the campground will be paved and campsite access will be limited during the paving process. Campground loops will be closed one loop at a time to allow paving work. Restrooms will remain open. Additionally, during the one- to two-day period when the campground access road will be paved, access to and from the campground will be prohibited between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The date of this access road closure is weather dependent.
Did You Know?
The double arch bridge at milepost 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design. The bridge rises 155 feet above the valley and eliminates the need for spandrel columns.