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 »
For those visitors interested in spending more time on the Parkway, fishing is a great way to spend an afternoon. Fishing is allowed in lakes and streams along the Natchez Trace Parkway and fishing regulations vary by state. The Parkway provides access to other state and federal agencies with more fishing opportunities. A few places to try are listed below.
Places to fish on or near the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi (Mississippi State fishing license required-for more information on Mississippi State fishing regulations, please visit the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks web site):
Places to fish on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Alabama (Alabama State fishing license required-for more information on Alabama State fishing regulations, please visit the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources web site):
Did You Know?
The "Kaintucks", or boatmen from the Ohio River Valley, would walk approximately 500 miles from Natchez to Nashville along the Natchez Trace in about 30 days.