Natchez Trace trails reopened to public

Published 11:39 am Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Natchez Trace Parkway horse trail near Fisher Ferry Road is open from the trail head south to the crossing of Whitaker Road.

The Owens Creek hiking trail from the Rocky Springs Campground south to Owens Creek also is open.

Both trails were closed in March for maintenance, including replacing bridges and repairing washouts.

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Located on the site of the former Rocky Springs community near Port Gibson in Claiborne County, the campground is 20 miles south of Vicksburg on the Rocky Springs site, which is part of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The Owens Creek and a self-guided hiking trails are at the site of the town.