Short Construction Delays Possible Near Tupelo, MS (milepost 264.4)
Repairs on a bridge will require one-lane closures of the Parkway for about 1/4 mile near Tupelo. Work is expected to be completed in fall of 2014. Please use caution due to construction traffic around the work area. 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 »
Ammendments to the Superintendent's Compendium
Launching, landing or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of the Natchez Trace Parkway is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent. More »
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOTICE
Contact: Calvin Farmer, 662-680-4014
As a result of the potential for winter weather conditions starting tonight, including a forecast of up to five inches of snow, the Natchez Trace Parkway has issued a travelers advisory for the sections of the Parkway in Mississippi.
Forecasted conditions for the next 24 to 48 hours include the possibility of ice, snow, rain and high winds. Freezing temperatures may cause wet roads and bridges to ice over. Motorists are urged not to travel the Natchez Trace Parkway during adverse weather conditions. The entire Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi may be affected by these conditions. The Parkway advises all visitors to exercise caution and to take alternate routes when possible.
Although the motor road remains open at this time, the Natchez Trace Parkway may experience temporary closures due to trees felled by high winds.
Further advisories may be posted. Current weather information is available through your local radio station. For current Parkway road information call (662)680-4027. In the event of a life threatening emergency on the Natchez Trace Parkway call Park Dispatch at 1-800-300-PARK(7275) or 911.
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.