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 »
Natchez Trace Compact
There is no lodging available on the Natchez Trace Parkway itself, but the communities along the Parkway may provide hotels, or bed and breakfasts. The Natchez Trace Compact is an organization comprised of communities along the Parkway, and their website, scenictrace.com, can provide you with more information about the communities along the Parkway.
Those interested in cabins are encouraged to try State Parks that are close to the Parkway.
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.