Sequestration Effects on the Parkway
On March 1, 2013, the Parkway was required to reduce its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. Click the link to learn about visitor center, restroom, and services impacts. 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 »
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 six inches. 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?
The Mount Locust Inn and Plantation, dating back to the 1780's, is one of the oldest original structures along the Natchez Trace Parkway.