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Contact: Mona Foshee, (662) 680-4026
TUPELO, MS – Bow drills, wool blankets, and tin plates— before modern technology, ingenious inventions and remarkable skills were important for the survival of the American Indians and boatmen who set up camps along the Old Trace. Today, people camp at Natchez Trace Parkway campgrounds just to have fun.
The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to the Junior Ranger program “Camping Now and Then,” at the Parkway Visitor Center on , at . Children who join a park ranger for this 45-minute program will learn about survival skills of the past that are now recreational skills used by modern campers. Participants will try out a bow drill, pitch a tent, and learn how to have fun camping. This program is free and ideal for children seven to 12 years old, but everyone is welcome.
The Parkway Visitor Center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, please call (800) 305-7417.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.