March 28, 2013
Statement on the Effects of Sequestration at Natchez Trace Parkway
On March 1, 2013, the Natchez Trace Parkway was required to reduce its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. The effects of this federal law require that each national park absorb this reduction within the remaining months of this fiscal year, which ends September 30.
February 13, 2013
Portion of National Scenic Trail Closed near Tupelo, MS
A section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail near Tupelo, MS will be closed for a period of two years. The Blackland Prairie trail will be closed between Old Town Creek and milepost 264.8.
November 06, 2012
Natchez Trace Parkway Lowers Speed Limit In Sensitive Amphibian Habitat
The National Park Service (NPS), Natchez Trace Parkway, announces a 35- mph speed zone on a two-mile section south of Interstate 20 in Hinds County, Mississippi.
November 05, 2012
Natchez Trace Parkway Reopens 8-Mile Section, South of Ridgeland, MS
The National Park Service has completed repairs to a damaged section of the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 94.9, south of Ridgeland, MS, and will reopen the Parkway to vehicular traffic on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. This section has been closed to motorized vehicles since March 14, 2012, after engineers identified a major safety hazard that had the potential to lead to a collapse of the roadway due to embankment instability. The National Park Service partnered with the Federal Highway Administration to make repairs to the roadway.
September 06, 2012
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail Closure near Chickasaw Village Site (milepost 261.8, Lee County, MS) along the Natchez Trace Parkway
The hiking and walking trail north of the Chickasaw Village Site (milepost 261.8) is closed until further notice. The impassable section of trail will be marked with flagging at the beginning and end of the affected area.
June 12, 2012
Myrick Creek Trail Closure
The hiking and walking trail at Myrick Creek, at Parkway milepost 145, just south of Highway 429 is closed until further notice.
March 01, 2012
Partnership to Bring War of 1812 to Life
The Natchez Trace Parkway, the 7th US Infantry Living History Association, and the Natchez Trace Parkway Association have joined together to bring living history demonstrations of War of 1812 events to the public.