• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

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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 »

Fees & Reservations

Camping is a popular recreation along the Parkway in the Spring and Fall.
Seasonal changes along the Parkway make camping enjoyable throughout the year.
National Park Service

There are no fees or reservations at the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Visitors can enter the Parkway, free of charge, from dozens of county, state, and U.S. roads in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Please refer to the Parkway Map for places to access the Parkway.

Camping at any one of the three campgrounds along the Parkway (Rocky Springs, Jeff Busby, and Meriwether Lewis) is also free and available on a first come, first served basis. Campgrounds are typically busiest during the spring and fall, especially during holiday weekends.

2014 Annual Pass Front girl looking at mountain landscape

2014 America the Beautiful Annual Pass

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Though there are no fees at the Natchez Trace Parkway, you may be interested in the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass if you are visiting other federal land areas, including national parks. However, because there is no entrance fee, the America the Beautiful Annual Pass, Senior Pass, or Access Pass is not available at the Natchez Trace Parkway.

All National Parks Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

Did You Know?

The Tennessee River along the Natchez Trace Parkway

George Colbert operated a stand and ferry to cross the Tennessee River and is rumored to have charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his army across the river.