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 »
Doing Business With The Park
Special Use, Bus, and Filming Permits
Permits may be required for commercial buses, filming, group bike rides, or other special uses on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Visit our Permits page to download applications, and get more information about permit requirements.
Visit our Our Staff and Offices Page, to find the phone numbers of Headquarters employees who may be able to answer your questions about doing business with the park.
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.