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 »
Places To Go
Choosing spots to visit along the 444 mile long Natchez Trace Parkway can be overwhelming. Regardless of your interests, there are plenty of opportunities to get out of your car and experience a part of the parkway. Whether you are traveling the parkway from Natchez to Nashville, or a section in between, you may find these suggestions helpful while planning your trip.
Did You Know?
The terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.