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 STILL CLOSED FROM MILEPOST 429 TO NORTHERN TERMINUS AT MILEPOST 442.5.
Contact: Dale Wilkerson, 662-680-4005
Wintery weather conditions continue on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee, Alabama, and the northern section of Mississippi.
The Natchez Trace Parkway is still closed from milepost 429 to the northern terminus at 442.5, affecting the on-ramps at Tennessee Highways 100, 96, and 46 (Pinewood Road). Travelers are strongly advised to not use the Parkway in Tennessee and Alabama.
From U.S. Highway 82 (milepost 204) northward to the Alabama line, roads and bridges are icy and continue to be hazardous. Access into the Colbert Ferry Site (Milepost 327.3) is closed.
In the event of an emergency on the Natchez Trace Parkway, call Park Dispatch at (800) 300-PARK (7275) or 911.
Did You Know?
Over 100 different species of trees, including the Dogwood and Redbud, grow along the Natchez Trace Parkway.