TUPELO, Miss. – The National Park Service has released a series of videos encouraging travelers to “Drive safe, the park way.” The three-part series will prepare travelers to experience the parkway safely throughout the year. The videos capture separate messages designed to prepare visitors... Read More.
TUPELO, Miss. — The National Park Service is implementing a ban on campfires and charcoal use at Natchez Trace Parkway due to the current drought and high fire danger.Effective immediately, all campfires and charcoal use are banned on parkway property, including the developed campgrounds... Read More.
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 6.5 million visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2022 spent $474 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 5,660 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local... Read More.
Natchez Trace rangers are hoping you can help them find a hit and run driver. The incident happened around 4 pm on July 29th on the Parkway near Thomastown and involved a car and a motorcycle. And based on evidence found at the scene…"A... Read More.
The National Scenic Byway Foundation congratulates the Natchez Trace Parkway as the winner of our 2023 Byway Organization Award for Communication. This is one of the Foundation’s eight national awards presented annually.The Natchez Trace Compact (NTC) represents the Parkway across three states. NTC is... Read More.
TUPELO, MS—National Park Service park rangers made 8,557 traffic stops on Natchez Trace Parkway last year. The traffic stops resulted in 6,428 citations and 266 arrests.
On Wednesday at 7:58pm, officers and central fire responded to a one-vehicle accident with injuries on Highway 43 near the beat one barn. Arriving on scene, officer found the vehicle with heavy damage to the front end.At 8:43pm, Dollar General - Parkway Plaza reported... Read More.
In an effort to make Labor Day weekend safer for national park visitors, Natchez Trace Parkway rangers and other local law enforcement agencies conducted a series of traffic safety checkpoints over the weekend. The checkpoints resulted in ten arrests for impaired driving.The checkpoints spanned... Read More.
Through funding from the Great American Outdoors Act’s (GAOA) Legacy Restoration Fund and Federal Highway Administration’s National Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) Program, the National Park Service (NPS) will receive approximately $130.6 million to rehabilitate 83 miles... Read More.
1:47 a.m. – Leake County Deputies, Emergency Medical Services, and Natchez Trace Park Rangers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Red Dog Road. A vehicle struck a tree that had fallen in the roadway. Three people were injured... Read More.
The Natchez Trace Parkway released this statement earlier regarding downed trees on the trace due to severe weather and high winds:"We have received reports that there is a tree blocking the roadway near milepost 152, just south of Holy Hill and Kosciusko. This surely... Read More.