• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

    Parkway AL,MS,TN


L. Johnson and Superintendent Sholly

Superintendent Cameron Sholly presents an appreciation award to outgoing Natchez Trace Compact President Linda Johnson

Photo by Thomas Wells, NESM Journal

Park partners help the Natchez Trace Parkway complete projects, educate the public, and preserve the Parkway for future generations.

The Natchez Trace Compact, is an organization comprised of communities along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Their mission is to promote travel along the Parkway and exploration of the adjacent communities. A link to their Visitors Guide can be found on their website.

Dot Ward, Gene McGee,Cam Sholly, and Ethel Austin

With the help and support of our partners, the Natchez Trace Parkway was able to rehabilitate and open the Parkway Information Cabin near Ridgeland Mississippi in 2009.  Pictured:  Dot Ward, President, Natchez Trace Parkway Association, Gene McGee, Mayor of Ridgeland, Cam Sholly, Superintendent, Natchez Trace Parkway and Ethel Austin, Eastern National Parks and Monuments Association.

NPS Photo

The Natchez Trace Parkway Association is a non-profit organization that assists the Natchez Trace Parkway by seeking funding and political support for the National Park Service’s seventh most visited unit.

Eastern National Parks and Monuments Association is a private, non-profit organization that provides quality educational products and services to park visitors. A portion of the proceeds are donated back to the Natchez Trace Parkway to support interpretive and educational programs. We have used these funds for special events and interpretive programs and supplies.

With the help of State Parks, the Army Corps of Engineers, and US Forest Service we are able to provide additional recreational opportunities to our visitors.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) provides college and high school students with hands-on opportunities in the field of conservation, while assisting the Natchez Trace Parkway with trail projects.

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