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 »
Laws and Policies
The laws enforced on the Natchez Trace Parkway are contained in two documents:
In addition, regulations pertaining specifically to the Natchez Trace Parkway are contained in the park's Compendium of Regulations.
Any firearm that is prohibited by State or Federal law is prohibited on the Parkway.
Mississippi State Law Synopsis (Mile Post 1-310)
Alabama State Law Synopsis (Mile Post 310-344)
Tennessee State Law Synopsis (Mile Post 344-444)
Individuals must be in possession of the permit or license at all times while in possession of a concealed handgun in Alabama and Tennessee. Effective July 1, 2010 in Mississippi, the possession of a handgun permit is required when in possession of a concealed handgun outside your vehicle.
Did You Know?
The double arch bridge at milepost 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design. The bridge rises 155 feet above the valley and eliminates the need for spandrel columns.