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The Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 313 in Alabama.

The Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 313 in Alabama.

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The Natchez Trace Parkway was established as a unit of the National Park Service in 1938 to commemorate the historic travel route known as the "Natchez Trace." Completed in 2005, the Parkway is 444 miles in length, covers 52,289 acres, and averages 800 feet in width. Download our Fact Sheet to learn more about the history of the Parkway, and see other "numbers" of the Park.

Visitation statistics for the Natchez Trace Parkway, and all other National Parks can be found at the National Park Service Public Use Statistics web site.

Did You Know?

The Sunken Trace at mile post 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway

The "Sunken Trace" at milepost 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was caused by thousands of travelers walking over the easily eroded loess soil.