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 Drive through History
The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history. Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.
Places to Go
Choosing spots to visit along the 444 mile long Natchez Trace Parkway can be overwhelming. See our recommendations of the top spots to see.Read More
Bicycling the Natchez Trace Parkway
The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bike route. Plan your trip with useful information about bicycle related services along the Parkway.Read More
Camping along the Natchez Trace Parkway
Camping is one way to take your time, and enjoy the Natchez Trace. Learn more about the camping opportunities along the Parkway.Read More
Parkway Celebrates 75 Years!
The Natchez Trace Parkway was established on May 18, 1938. Come join the festivities!Read More
Did You Know?
Over 100 different species of trees, including the Dogwood and Redbud, grow along the Natchez Trace Parkway.