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 »
A park ranger may be able to speak in your classroom, or participate at your next career fair, science day, or community event. Rangers can speak on a variety of topic areas, including history, science, fire, and of course, the Natchez Trace Parkway. Rangers will present curriculum-based programs in classrooms or on field trips. Rangers will speak to any grade level, kindergarten through college, as well as youth and adult community groups.
Many classroom programs and field trip programs are listed on our Field Trip Planning pages.
To schedule a field trip to the Parkway Visitor Center at milepost 266, or to arrange for a Ranger to visit your classroom or community activity, please call 662-680-4027, and talk with Amy Genke.
Did You Know?
Emerald Mound is the largest Mississippian Period ceremonial mound along the Natchez Trace Parkway, and covers nearly eight acres.