Detour Between Bay Springs, MS, and Colbert Ferry, AL

Southbound Travelers: Parts 1 and 2

There are detour signs posted along the way.
 
A map from the Parkway to HWY 72, with same directions as on webpage.

Southbound Part 1: Exit Parkway to Cherokee, Alabama, and HWY 72

  1. Turn Left to Exit Natchez Trace Parkway.
  2. Turn Right onto North Pike Road And Continue South 2 Miles to Cross Lane
  3. Turn Left onto Cross Lane and Continue East 1.5 Miles to Moody Lane
  4. Turn Right onto Moody Lane and Continue South 3.1 miles to Old Lee Highway
  5. Turn Left on Old Lee Highway and Continue on East 0.3 Miles to Barns Lane
  6. Turn Right onto Barnes Lane and Continue South 0.25 Miles to US 72
  7. Turn Right onto US 72 West Bound and Continue on US 72 for 16.6 Miles

 
 
A map of HWY 72 south to the Parkway with same directions as on page
Map of the Closed Area of the Parkway with directions.

Jane Farmer

Southbound Part 2: From HWY 72 (Cherokee, AL) to the Parkway


From Cherokee insert
(continuing #7 by following on US 72 for 16.6 Miles)
8. Turn Right onto MS 25 South Bound Ramp.
9. Turn Left at the End of the Ramp to MS 25 Southbound.
10. Continue on MS 25 for 16.5 Miles
11. Turn Right onto MS 4 Westbound and continue for 6.7 miles
12. Turn Left onto John Rankin Hwy (County Road 1)
13. Continue on John Rankin Highway for 1 Mile
14. Turn Right onto Natchez Trace Parkway Ramp and continue to Natchez Trace Parkway
15. Turn left and Continue South on Natchez Trace Parkway.


 

Northbound Travelers: Parts 1 and 2

There are detour signs posted along the way.
 
Northbound detour map with same text as on the page.
Part 1 Detour route for northbound travelers.

Jane Farmer

Northbound Part 1: Bay Springs, MS, to HWY 72 at Cherokee, AL

  1. Turn Right to Exit Natchez Trace Parkway
  2. Turn Left onto John Rankin Hwy (County Road 1)
  3. Continue on John Rankin Highway for 1 Mile
  4. Turn Right onto MS 4 Eastbound and continue for 6.7 miles
  5. Turn Left on MS 25 Northbound
  6. Continue on MS 25 for 16.5 Miles
  7. Turn Right onto US 72 East Bound and Continue on US 72 for 16.6 Miles
 
A map of the northbound detour from HWY 72 to the Parkway with same directions as the page.
Map of detour between HWY 72 and Colbert Ferry.

Jane Farmer

Northbound Part 2: Hwy 72 at Cherokee to Parkway at Colbert Ferry.

7. Turn Right onto US 72 East Bound and Continue on US 72 for 16.6 Miles
8. Turn Left onto Barnes Lane and Continue North 0.25 Miles to Old Lee Highway
9. Turn Left on Old Lee Highway and Continue West 0.3 Miles to Moody Lane
10. Turn Right onto Moody Lane and Continue North 3.1 miles to Cross Lane
11. Turn Left onto Cross Lane and Continue West 1.5 Miles to North Pike Road
12. Turn Right onto North Pike Road and Continue North 2 Miles to the Natchez Trace Ramp
13. Turn Left onto the Natchez Trace Ramp and Continue to Natchez Trace Parkway
14. Turn Right and Continue North on Natchez Trace Parkway.
 

Last updated: May 19, 2022

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