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 »
Parkway Begins Replacing the Glenrock Picnic Area Comfort Station in Tennessee
The construction activities started on Monday, July 9th, and will extend through mid-October. The entire Glenrock picnic area will be closed to the public for the duration of the construction period.
Replacing this comfort station is another of a series of projects aimed at improving the restroom facilities along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Every effort will be made to complete the work within the ninety day construction period in order to minimize impacts to the public.
The majority of the work will take place adjacent to the Parkway, and should not impede traffic flow. However, travelers can expect to see construction personnel and equipment, and are asked to exercise caution while traveling through this area.
Questions related to this work can be directed to the Parkway's Chief of Maintenance, Rusty Rawson, at (662) 680-4020.
Did You Know?
The "Kaintucks", or boatmen from the Ohio River Valley, would walk approximately 500 miles from Natchez to Nashville along the Natchez Trace in about 30 days.