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 Trails Closed for Maintenance at Rocky Springs Site
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 terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.