• 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 »

Plan Your Visit

The Natchez Trace Parkway map is an excellent starting place when planning your trip. When using the map, you will notice that every place along the Parkway can be referenced by milepost. The milepost system starts in the south, at Natchez, being Milepost 0, and the north end of the Parkway, near Nashville is Milepost 444. For example, the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo is near the midway point at Milepost 266. Also you can call the Visitor Center, daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., central time, with planning questions at 1-800-305-7417.


Whether you are interested in nature, history, or recreation, knowing how to get food, gas, and lodging can make your trip much more enjoyable whether you are in a car, recreational vehicle, or on a bicycle. By design, you will not see many of these services from the Parkway, so planning is advisable. There are no food, gas, and lodging services "on" the Parkway. However, just behind the trees, in communities throughout the Parkway's 444-mile length, you can find everything that you need, plus many places worth exploring. For an updated list of food, fuel, and other supplies, please click here.

Did You Know?

The view from Little Mountain, one of the highest points along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.