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 National Scenic Trail Closure near Chickasaw Village Site (milepost 261.8, Lee County, MS) along the Natchez Trace Parkway
Contact: Barry Boyd, (662) 680-4020
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. This closure is necessary to repair a trail bridge damaged by a fallen tree. The trail will be re-opened as soon as repairs are made. The Parkway regrets any inconvenience this closure may cause. For more information, please contact the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at 662-680-4027.
Did You Know?
The "Sunken Trace" at milepost 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was caused by thousands of travelers walking over the easily eroded loess soil.