• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

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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.
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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 Sunken Trace at mile post 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway

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.