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 »
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:
Did You Know?
The Mount Locust Inn and Plantation, dating back to the 1780's, is one of the oldest original structures along the Natchez Trace Parkway.