Sequestration Effects on the Parkway
On March 1, 2013, the Parkway was required to reduce its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. Click the link to learn about visitor center, restroom, and services impacts. More »
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?
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.