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 »
Bicycling has become a popular activity on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The information found here will help you plan your trip. To ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, bicyclists are encouraged to NOT use the following areas during heavy traffic periods: Clinton to Ridgeland, Mississippi, Milepost 87-103, from 7:00-9:00 a.m.and from 4:00-6:00 p.m.and Tupelo, Mississippi, Mileposts 258-268, from 7:00-8:30 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. on weekdays.
Please use the following to make your trip a success:
If you are planning an organized or group ride, a special use permit is required. If we can be of further assistance with your travel plans, especially as they pertain to the Parkway, please write or call us at 1-800-305-7417 or 662-680-4027.
**Water is currently unavailable at the Tupelo bicycle-only campground. Water is available on the other side of the Parkway at the Parkway Visitor Center.**
We hope you will make the Parkway a part of your travel plans and that you will enjoy our colorful scenery, history, and southern hospitality.
Did You Know?
Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.