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 Reopens 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) has been reopened after the repair of a bridge that was damaged by a falling tree. For more information, please contact the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at 662-680-4027.
Did You Know?
The double arch bridge at milepost 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design. The bridge rises 155 feet above the valley and eliminates the need for spandrel columns.