Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway Chickasaw Village Site milepost 262

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Date: March 21, 2016
Contact: Travis Neppl, (662) 401-5288

TUPELO, MS: Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway plans to conduct a prescribed fire at Chickasaw Village on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The Chickasaw Village prescribed fire will help reduce hazardous fuel loadings and restore the native black prairie. The prescribed fire is located at:

Prescribed Fire Name



Chickasaw Village

261.4 – 262.0


The hiking and horse trails at the Chickasaw Village site will be closed during the burn from approximately12:00 pm until 3:00 pm. The trailheads at Jackson Street, Old Town Overlook, and Beech Springs will remain open during the burn.

During prescribed fire operations, smoke warning signs will be placed along the parkway as a precaution. Motorists should travel at a safe speed with headlights on when smoke is visible. Please be aware of park rangers, firefighting personnel, and equipment along the roadway and mow line. If visibility falls below 500 feet, the parkway may be temporarily closed until smoke has cleared. Some smoke may be visible for several days after initial prescribed fire operations have ended.

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Last updated: March 21, 2016

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