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 »
Public Meeting for Meriwether Lewis Exhibits
Contact: Visitor Center Staff, 800-305-7417
TUPELO, MS - The National Park Service announces a public meeting and invites your input on the new exhibits to be installed at the Meriwether Lewis Site at milepost 386 of the Natchez Trace Parkway. The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hohenwald Depot in Hohenwald, TN. This presentation will include newly developed drafts of both the design and text for the exhibits. Natchez Trace Parkway rangers will be available throughout the length of the meeting to accept public comments on the exhibit plan. The Hohenwald Depot is located at 112 East Main Street, Hohenwald, TN. For more information about this public meeting, please call the Parkway Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417.
Did You Know?
The terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.