Superintendent's Compendium of Regulations
Regulations pertaining specifically to the Natchez Trace Parkway are contained in the park's Superintendent's Compendium of Regulations. This document contains information on vehicle hauling and towing restrictions on the Parkway (pages 12-15). As updates are made to the Compendium, they can be found below.
ALERT- Launching, landing or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of the Natchez Trace Parkway is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent. The term unmanned aircraft means a device that is used or intended to be used for flight in the air without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the device, and the associated operational elements and components that are required for the pilot or system operator in command to operate or control the device (such as cameras, sensors, communication links). This term includes all types of devices that meet this definition (e.g.,model airplanes, quadcopters, drones) that are used for any purpose, including for recreation or commerce. Please see the full amendment to the Superintendents Compendium below for complete details and justification.
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.