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Natchez Trace Parkway accessible to public during government shutdown

Parts of the Natchez Trace Parkway will remain accessible to the public during the government shutdown.

Posted: Dec 22, 2018 8:12 PM
Updated: Dec 24, 2018 9:13 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – Parts of the Natchez Trace Parkway will remain accessible to the public during the government shutdown.

Park roads, lookouts, trails and open-air memorials at Natchez Trace Parkway, will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.

There will be no NPS-provided visitor services at Natchez Trace Parkway, including public information, restrooms, trash collection, and facilities and roads maintenance.

The NPS will not be providing services for NPS-operated campgrounds, including maintenance, janitorial, or bathrooms. However, visitors in NPS-operated campgrounds will not be asked to leave unless safety concerns require such action.

Because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions.

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