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 »
Photo by Thomas Wells, NESM Journal
Park partners help the Natchez Trace Parkway complete projects, educate the public, and preserve the Parkway for future generations.
The Natchez Trace Compact, is an organization comprised of communities along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Their mission is to promote travel along the Parkway and exploration of the adjacent communities. A link to their Visitors Guide can be found on their website.
The Natchez Trace Parkway Association is a non-profit organization that assists the Natchez Trace Parkway by seeking funding and political support for the National Park Service’s seventh most visited unit.
Eastern National Parks and Monuments Association is a private, non-profit organization that provides quality educational products and services to park visitors. A portion of the proceeds are donated back to the Natchez Trace Parkway to support interpretive and educational programs. We have used these funds for special events and interpretive programs and supplies.
With the help of State Parks, the Army Corps of Engineers, and US Forest Service we are able to provide additional recreational opportunities to our visitors.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) provides college and high school students with hands-on opportunities in the field of conservation, while assisting the Natchez Trace Parkway with trail projects.
Did You Know?
Emerald Mound is the largest Mississippian Period ceremonial mound along the Natchez Trace Parkway, and covers nearly eight acres.