Sequestration Effects on the Parkway
On March 1, 2013, the Parkway was required to reduce its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. Click the link to learn about visitor center, restroom, and services impacts. More »
Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers
Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »
The Natchez Trace Parkway is headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi. To contact the park, please call the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417. The Visitor Center is open everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) except Dec. 25. To contact the park's headquarters, call 662-680-4025 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Time).
The park's mailing address is:
Natchez Trace Parkway
2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804
Information by Mail
To receive an information packet by mail, click here. Please include your mailing address and specify if you are interested in bicycling the Parkway. The packet that you receive will include a Parkway map, information on camping and where accommodations can be found near the Parkway.
For any other e-mail inquiries, please click here.
**NOTE: Although we can receive information packet requests, we have been having issues receiving other e-mail inquiries. If you have not heard back from us within a week, please call the Parkway Visitor Center at 800-305-7417, and we will be happy to help you. We apologize for the inconvenience, and are working to solve the problem.**
Did You Know?
George Colbert operated a stand and ferry to cross the Tennessee River and is rumored to have charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his army across the river.