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 »
Certain activities within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway may require a permit. The most common activities that require a permit are Special Use, Bus, and Filming. Special Uses typically include, but are not limited to charity events, poker runs, and group bike rides. The use of commercial buses on the Parkway also requires a permit and starting October 1, 2008, the Parkway will implement a new cost recovery program for the issuance of Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA). Filming within the park may also require a permit, depending the nature of, and the extent of the filming. If your filming activity involves multiple vehicles, it may be considered a large filming activity and require a more extensive application. Please contact the Chief Ranger's Office below for questions concerning the requirements for this application.
All permits are issued from the Chief Ranger's Office, located in Tupelo, Mississippi. If you have questions about permits, please call 662-680-4014. Applications can be faxed to 662-680-4034. Applications may be mailed to:
Natchez Trace Parkway
2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804
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.