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 »
NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY OFFICIALS CAUTION USE OF TENNESSEE SECTION OF PARKWAY
Contact: Dale Wilkerson, 662-680-4005
As a result of the forecast for adverse wintery weather conditions, the Natchez Trace Parkway has issued a travelers advisory for the sections of Parkway in Tennessee.
Over the next 48 hours, a low-pressure system will begin spreading precipitation across Tennessee. Early Friday morning snow, sleet, freezing rain, and ice are forecasted to develop across the area with one (1) to four (4) inches possible through Friday night.
Freezing temperatures may cause wet roads and bridges to ice over. Motorists should use caution while traveling the Natchez Trace Parkway during adverse weather conditions.
Although the motor road remains open at this time, the Natchez Trace Parkway may experience temporary closures due to snow and ice on the roadway or trees felled due to ice accumulations.
Further advisories may be posted. Current weather information is available through your local radio and television stations. For up-to-date Parkway road information call (662) 680-4027 or (662) 680-4000.
In the event of an emergency on the Natchez Trace Parkway, call Park Dispatch at (800) 300-PARK (7275) or 911.
Did You Know?
The "Kaintucks", or boatmen from the Ohio River Valley, would walk approximately 500 miles from Natchez to Nashville along the Natchez Trace in about 30 days.