• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

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  • 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 »

  • Ammendments to the Superintendent's Compendium

    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. More »

Photos & Multimedia

Little Mountain Overlook at Jeff Busby Campground, Mississippi

At about 600 feet, the view from Little Mountain Overlook at Jeff Busby Campground is commanding in central Mississippi.

NPS staff

At the Natchez Trace Parkway, the term "viewshed" is simply defined as what can be seen from the Parkway. The landscapes surrounding the Parkway are in a constant state of change. Urban sprawl and changing agricultural patterns present challenges to the future viewshed of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Take a look at the photo gallery to see some of the views that can be enjoyed today along the Parkway, and hopefully by future generations.

Did You Know?

The view from Little Mountain, one of the highest points along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.