• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

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Recreational Vehicles

An RV traveling in fall along the Parkway.

A recreational vehicle in fall along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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Recreational vehicles (RVs) are a popular way to see the Parkway. The length restriction for RVs is 55 feet, including a tow vehicle, and the height restriction is 14 feet. The Parkway can accommodate an RV weighing up to 40,000 pounds.

Most stops along the Natchez Trace Parkway are accessible to RVs, with the exception of those marked "no circular drive". The following sites are NOT accessible to RVs.

  • Grindstone Ford/Mangum Mound at milepost 45.7 (height restriction of 11 feet 6 inches)
  • Twenty-mile Bottom Overlook at milepost 278.4
  • Old Trace Drive at milepost 375.8
  • Devil's Backbone State Recreation Area at milepost 394
  • Old Trace Drive at milepost 401.4

The three campgrounds along the Parkway are accessible to RVs, but there are no hook-ups available. These campsites are first-come, first-served, and can fill up quickly in March-April, as well as October-November. If you require full hook-ups, you may try one of the campgrounds on this list.

Did You Know?

Emerald Mound, Mississippi

Emerald Mound is the largest Mississippian Period ceremonial mound along the Natchez Trace Parkway, and covers nearly eight acres.