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 »
There are numerous activities along the Natchez Trace Parkway that are accessible to people with varying abilities. From paved overlooks and trails, to visitor centers there are opportunities to get out of your car and experience the Parkway.
**On March 1, 2013, the Natchez Trace Parkway was required to reduce its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. All visitors are encouraged to see how this may impact available restrooms, campgrounds, and visitor centers by clicking here.**
The following list of accessible facilities and features may help you plan your trip
In addition to the above locations, each pullout along the Parkway has a routed sign that can be read from the vehicle. Interpretive signs at trailheads and parking areas are also wheelchair accessible.
Did You Know?
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.