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    Natchez Trace

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  • Short Construction Delays Possible Near Tupelo, MS (milepost 264.4)

    Repairs on a bridge will require one-lane closures of the Parkway for about 1/4 mile near Tupelo. Work is expected to be completed in fall of 2014. Please use caution due to construction traffic around the work area. 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 »

  • Ammendments to the Superintendent's Compendium

    Launching, landing or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of the Natchez Trace Parkway is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent. More »

Environmental Leadership

A visitor recycling a plastic bottle in a green recycling bin.

Visitors can currently recycle at the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, and the Parkway Information Cabin in Ridgeland.

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The National Park Service is taking steps to become leaders in environmental sustainability, and the Natchez Trace Parkway is doing its part. In its day to day operations, the Natchez Trace Parkway has the opportunity and obligation to be environmentally and energy conscious in its selection and use of needed products and services. This helps to demonstrate the National Park Service's commitment to environmental quality by becoming a model consumer of recycled content and environmentally preferable products and services.

Recycling is currently available for staff and visitors at the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, Mississippi, and the Parkway Information Cabin, in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Green recycling bins are located near trash cans for visitors to use. The following materials can be recycled in these locations:

  • Paper (office, magazines, newspapers)
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic (coded 1-5)
  • Aluminum

Did You Know?

Emerald Mound, Mississippi

Emerald Mound is the largest Mississippian Period ceremonial mound along the Natchez Trace Parkway, and covers nearly eight acres.