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 »
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?
The terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.