Q. What is the distance between campgrounds?
A. Natchez Trace Parkway has 3 main campgrounds for RV's, tents, and bikes;Rocky Springs Campground at milepost 54, Jeff Busby Campground at milepost 193, and Meriwether Lewis Campground at milepost 385. Additionally, bike only camp sites are located at milepost 159, milepost 234, milepost 266, milepost 327, and milepost 408.
Q. Where can I find drinking water on the Natchez Trace
A. Drinking water is available along the Parkway. Some facilities are open during business hours, while other locations may only be open seasonally.
Q. Where can I find a bike repair shop, groceries, accommodations and other supplies?
A. The are many places along the Parkway to purchase items, however it is best to bring as supplies to do maintenance and repair to your bike along the trail.
Q. What is the best time of year to bike on the Natchez Trace Parkway?
A. Due to an abundance of wildflowers, stunning tree foliage and mild temperatures, the spring and fall are the most popular times of the year to bike the trace.
Q. What do you recommend, beginning in the south and traveling north, or beginning in the north and traveling south?
A. Either route is highly recommended, but keep in mind as you travel north the terrain becomes hillier.
Q. What can I do to ensure that motorists see me?
A. Here's a few high visibility solutions to traveling on the Parkway;wear brightly-colored, high visibility clothing, plan to be off of the Parkway between sundown and sunup, and use lights and reflectors especially in low-light conditions.
Q. Do I have to wear a helmet on the Natchez Trace Parkway?
A. Helmets are not required, but strongly suggested.
Q. Where are the restrooms on the Natchez Trace Parkway?
A. Here's a list of the restrooms along the Parkway: Mt Locust at milepost 15, Coles Creek at milepost 17, Rocky Springs Campground at milepost 54, River Bend at milepost 122, Holly Hill at milepost 154, Kosciusko Welcome Center at milepost 159, Jeff Busby Campground at milepost 193, Witch Dance at milepost 234, Tupelo Visitor Center at milepost 266, Pharr Mounds at milepost 286, Colbert Ferry at milepost 327, Glenrock Branch at milepost 364, Jacks Branch at milepost 377, Meriwether Lewis Campground at milepost 385, and Garrison Creek at milepost 427.
Q. What is the weather like along the Natchez Trace Parkway?
A. Weather along the Natchez Trace Parkway ranges from mild winters to hot summers with high humidity between June and August. Thunderstorms are common from June through November. Severe weather resulting in washouts and downed trees can cause temporary road closures. Questions about road condition should be directed to the Parkway's visitor center by calling 1-800-305-7417.