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 »
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.
Did You Know?
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.