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 »
Education Programs near Natchez, Mississippi
If a field trip is not possible for your class, a ranger may be available to visit your classroom.
Program options in the Mount Locust area include:
To schedule a field trip to the Mount Locust Inn at milepost 15.5, or to arrange for a ranger to visit your classroom, please call 601-445-4211, and talk with Mike Hazlip.
Did You Know?
The "Sunken Trace" at milepost 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was caused by thousands of travelers walking over the easily eroded loess soil.