Houston Mississippi - Natchez Trace

Natchez Trace Parkway News Release - November 4, 2019

  • Short-Term Road Closure for Bridge Repairs near Houston, MS (click for more info...)
    • Natchez Trace Parkway officials will implement a temporary closure of the motor road between mileposts 230.5 and 239.2 (near Houston, MS) starting Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:30 am. The closure will allow for pavement repair on a nearby bridge at milepost 236 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. During the approximate two-day closure, there will be no access to Witch Dance at milepost 233.

      A recommended detour around this closed section of the Natchez Trace Parkway is as follows:

      - Northbound traffic should exit the Natchez Trace Parkway at Milepost 230.5 onto MS Hwy 8; travel west (left) to MS Hwy 15, then north (right) to MS Hwy 32, then east on MS Hwy 32 to the Parkway.
      - Southbound traffic should exit the Natchez Trace Parkway near Milepost 239.6 onto MS Hwy 32; travel west (left) to MS Hwy 15, then south (left) to MS Hwy 8, then west (left) on MS Hwy 8 to the Parkway.

      This detour will not be signed and will remain in effect until the repair is complete. The detour route will add approximately nine miles to the normal driving distance.

      Bicyclists will be permitted to continue to use the Parkway but should watch for construction traffic and take extra precautions in the construction area. Bicyclists should always wear high-visibility clothing and ensure that bicycles have appropriate front and rear lights.

      Visitors should access the park’s Facebook page for the most recent updates at www.Facebook.com/NatchezTraceParkwayNPS.

This section of the Natchez Trace is located near Houston, Mississippi.

The section spans the area between the Mississippi Highway 41 intersection (milepost 246) and the US Highway 82 intersection (milepost 204).

Listed below:

Natchez Trace Parkway - Houston, Mississippi

Natchez Trace Historic and Scenic Sites

Witch Dance

milepost 233.2 - Restroom, Picnic Area, Hiking Trail

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Bynum Mounds

milepost 232.4 - Indian History, Top 30 Favorite Site

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Parkway Scenery Photos

Scenery you can see from the road while driving, biking or riding the Houston section of the parkway.

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Other Nearby Attractions

Owl Creek Mounds

Exit the Trace at milepost 243.1 and travel west 3 miles.

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Davis Lake Recreation Area

Exit the Trace at milepost 243.1 and travel west 4 miles.

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Area Merchants

MS Hwy 8 (milepost 230):

Nearby Towns & Cities

Houston, MS

Exit the Trace at milepost 230 onto Mississippi Highway 8 and travel west 5 miles.

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Access / Exit Roads - Nearby Towns & Cities and Food and Gas nearby? (less than 2 miles)
Area Festivals & Events

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