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 »
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 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.