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 »
NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY REOPENS FROM MILEPOST 429 TO NORTHERN TERMINUS AT MILEPOST 442.5.
Contact: Dale Wilkerson , (662) 680-4005
This afternoon, the Natchez Trace Parkway reopened the roadway from milepost 429 to the northern terminus at 442.5. The Colbert Ferry Site in Alabama (Milepost 327.3) is also open.
Did You Know?
Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.