Short Construction Delays Possible Near Tupelo, MS (milepost 264.4)
Repairs on a bridge will require one-lane closures of the Parkway for about 1/4 mile near Tupelo. Work is expected to be completed in fall of 2014. Please use caution due to construction traffic around the work area. 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 »
Be A Junior Ranger
Kids ages 6 and up can become a Junior Ranger at the Natchez Trace Parkway by completing the activities in the Junior Ranger Activity book. By completing activities like word searches, walking on a section of the Old Trace, or asking a park ranger about their job, kids will learn more about the Natchez Trace Parkway and move closer to earning their Junior Ranger badges.
Junior Ranger booklets can be picked up at one of our four visitor centers. Please click here for locations and updated hours.
If you'd rather, you can download a copy of the booklet here to start your activities as soon as you get on the Parkway. Completed booklets can be returned to any of the above locations.
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.