To Plan Ahead - Easy as 1 - 2 - 31) Check our Operating Hours
2) Check Alerts in Effect at Current Conditions. Be sure to look at ALL the alerts, emergency and non-emergency.
3) Check below for closures. Places not listed on any of these three lists should be open.
Mount Locust - Visitor Center Closed - Grounds Open Intermittently Throughout The Fall And Winter of 2023-2024Due to storm damage the Mount Locust Visitor Center will be open intermittently throughout the fall and winter, we apprecate your patience while we get this resolved.
Road ClosuresIt is not possible to predict time frames as the road work is done by contractors whose work time frame changes with repaving complications and weather. When we have an expected time frame, we will post it on here.
Highway 32 to Highway 6 South of Tupelo - 239.2 to 256.7 - Current Closure
The current closure includes the portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway between mp 239.2 at Mississippi Highway 32, about 27 miles south of the Parkway Visitor Center, and it ends at Milepost 256.7 at Highway 6. Follow the posted orange detour signs labeled "TRACE". Do not follow the brown Natchez Trace Parkway signs.
Temporarily Closed Trails & Pull-off SitesSome pulloffs and trails are closed due to storm damage and/or unsafe conditions. Please check the current alerts for short term closures.
Rocky Springs Hiking Trail - Partial ClosureMilepost 55 to Milepost 59
Hiking: The trail is open from the north terminus to about a mile north of Owens Creek Waterfall.
Equestrian: The Rocky Springs section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail is closed from Rocky Springs Campground to Fisher Ferry Road for equestrian traffic due to unsafe conditions caused by trail erosion and bridge deficiencies.
Yockanookany Hiking & Horse Trail - Partial ClosureMilepost 108 to Milepost 131
The Yockanookany section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail is closed to equestrian use due to safety concerns with bridges and boardwalks. The trail remains open to pedestrians.
Cole Creek parking lot (Milepost 175.6)Closed due to erosion issues. Repairs are in progress.
Blackland Prairie Hiking & HorseTrail - Closed between Chickasaw Village Site to West Jackson Street in Tupelo. (Milepost 260.8 to Milepost 261.8)The Blackland Prairie section of the Natchez Trace Scenic Trail from West Jackson Street to Chickasaw Village Site is closed to pedestrian and equestrian use due to storm damage sustained in 2020. Pedestrians may access the trail from milepost 261.8 to milepost 266. The entire trail is closed to equestrian use due to lack of horse trailer parking availability.
The culverts will be replaced with bridges. The repair work is scheduled for 2023.
Last updated: November 25, 2023