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 »
The most popular way to see the Natchez Trace Parkway is by car. All travelers should be aware of the following precautions when traveling.
Recreational vehicles (RVs) are another popular way to see the Parkway. The length restriction for RVs is 55 feet, including a tow vehicle, and the height restriction is 14 feet. Most stops along the Natchez Trace Parkway are accessible to RVs, with the exception of those marked "no circular drive".
Another method of travel along the Natchez Trace Parkway is by bicycle. If you are interested in learning more about bicycling the Parkway, please visit our bicycling pages.
There are numerous access points to the Parkway including major highways. Popular access points include:
Visit our maps page, to download the Parkway map with these and other access points to the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Did You Know?
Over 100 different species of trees, including the Dogwood and Redbud, grow along the Natchez Trace Parkway.