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Meriwether Lewis Campground Paving Work- April 9-April 22, 2011

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Date: April 12, 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 Tennessee River along the Natchez Trace Parkway

George Colbert operated a stand and ferry to cross the Tennessee River and is rumored to have charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his army across the river.