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 »
Kosciusko Bicycle-Only Campground
The Kosciusko bicycle-only campground at milepost 159 provides picnic tables, water, tent pads, fire grates, and a pit toilet. The Kosciusko Information Center restrooms (located one half mile north of the campground) are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, except for holidays.
To find the campground, turn west on the road marked District Ranger Office, just south of the Kosciusko Information Center. Follow the road to a gated area. Outside the gate, to the left, you will find a sign with a tent symbol and arrow directing you to the camping area.
Access a map of this section of the Parkway.
Did You Know?
Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.