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 »
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 six inches. 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.
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 is the largest Mississippian Period ceremonial mound along the Natchez Trace Parkway, and covers nearly eight acres.