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Offline humunuku

Natchez trace open?
« on: October 01, 2013, 02:46:11 pm »
Does anyone know if the Natchez trace is open while the government is shut down?

Offline jamawani

Re: Natchez trace open?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 08:29:26 pm »
All but about 25 of the 160 employees of the Natchez Trace Parkway, also under the National Parks Service umbrella, would be furloughed if the government shuts down, said acting Superintendent Dale Wilkerson.

“Obviously, we’re all still hopeful we will avert a shutdown, but in the event it does, all national parks will be closed and that includes the Natchez Trace Parkway,” he said.

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20130930/NEWS/309300047/

Offline humunuku

Re: Natchez trace open?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 12:33:53 pm »
So it looks like the road is still open, but all facilities are closed

Offline JMilyko

Re: Natchez trace open?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 09:34:31 am »
So it looks like the road is still open, but all facilities are closed

Yes, that appears to be the case for the Natchez Trace:

http://msbusiness.com/blog/2013/10/02/federal-shutdown-closes-natchez-trace-road-remains-open/

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Offline geegee

Re: Natchez trace open?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 10:45:07 am »
Thought of this thread when I saw this


Online Pat Lamb

Re: Natchez trace open?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 04:56:00 pm »
What if I told you law enforcement hasn't been furloughed and, at least in some parks, the cops can write you a ticket if you ride around the "closed" sign?

Offline humunuku

Re: Natchez trace open?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 06:05:42 pm »
Just to keep this on topic, the natchez trace is open to traffic.  Just the facilities are closed. 

Offline litespeed

Re: Natchez trace open?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013, 07:28:54 pm »
I just biked up to Natchez, planning to do the Trace. I got as far as Rocky Springs. I was able to camp at the campground but all the bathrooms and office were locked up and the water turned off. There was a trail crew camping out there using a standpipe - the only water. They let me pitch camp that night but I was told that all facilities would be closed to everyone the next day. So I left the Trace at Jackson and came back home to Florida.