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 »
Myrick Creek Trail Closure
Contact: Barry Boyd, (662) 680-4020
The hiking and walking trail at Myrick Creek, at Parkway milepost 145, just south of Highway 429 is closed until further notice. This closure is necessary to protect park visitors. The trail has been damaged as a result of the recent heavy rains and beavers building a dam in the area causing the area to flood and undermine the trail. The trail will be re-opened after repairs can be made. The Parkway regrets any inconvenience this closure may cause.
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.