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Parkway Trails Closed for Maintenance at Rocky Springs Site

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Date: March 19, 2011

The Natchez Trace Parkway horse trail at milepost 59.2 and Fischer Ferry Road will be closed from the trailhead south to the endpoint located at the crossing of Whitaker Road.

In addition, the Owens Creek hiking trail from the Rocky Springs Campground south to Owens Creek will be closed.

Both trails will be posted closed for public notice.

The closure is necessary to ensure safety in the use of the trail. The duration of this closure is undetermined at this time, but the Parkway will work to reopen the area as soon as possible.

The closure will begin Friday, March 18, 2011, at 5:00 pm.

Did You Know?

The view from Little Mountain, one of the highest points along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.