Short Construction Delays Possible Near Tupelo, MS (milepost 264.4)
Repairs on a bridge will require one-lane closures of the Parkway for about 1/4 mile near Tupelo. Work is expected to be completed in fall of 2014. Please use caution due to construction traffic around the work area. 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 »
Ammendments to the Superintendent's Compendium
Launching, landing or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of the Natchez Trace Parkway is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent. 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 "Kaintucks", or boatmen from the Ohio River Valley, would walk approximately 500 miles from Natchez to Nashville along the Natchez Trace in about 30 days.