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 »
The Natchez Trace Parkway bookstore is operated by a cooperating association, Eastern National. You can find books, postcards, pins, and patches at the Parkway Visitor Center, Milepost 266, near Tupelo, Mississippi, and the Parkway Information Cabin, Milepost 102.4 near Ridgeland Mississippi throughout the year. There is also a seasonal store located at the historic Mount Locust Inn, Milepost 15 near Natchez, Mississippi.
Did You Know?
The double arch bridge at milepost 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design. The bridge rises 155 feet above the valley and eliminates the need for spandrel columns.