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Contact: Lisa McInnis, (662)680-4055
PORT GIBSON, MS: Recent high winds and rainfall along the Natchez Trace Parkway caused many trees to fall along the trails in the Rocky Springs area. Due to safety concerns, the Rocky Springs Campground Spur Trail at milepost 55.0, a section of the National Scenic Trail, and the amphitheater in the campground are closed. Visitors should observe posted closures and caution is advised on all trails. “Visitors should be aware of their surroundings while hiking and be vigilant in looking for overhead limbs that may pose a hazard,” stated Chief of Resource Management Lisa McInnis.
Parkway officials are planning for crews to remove trail obstructions and make general trail repairs. For additional information about this project and the Parkway, please call (800) 305-7417.
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