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 »
Do you have a specific project or event you would like to see funded at the Natchez Trace Parkway? If you make a donation directly to the park, the entire gift will be used for the purpose you identify in accordance with National Park Service policies and missions. No administrative cost is deducted from your gift, and the full amount will be spent as you intend. To make a donation, please contact the Natchez Trace Parkway at 662-680-4025 for more information, or send a check payable to the National Park Service with a letter indicating your preferred project or purpose to:
Anonymous donations are accepted at donation boxes along the Parkway, including:
Mount Locust Contact Station, milepost 15.5
Ridgeland Information Cabin, milepost 102.4
Parkway Visitor Center, milepost 266
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.