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 »
Join Our Friends
The Natchez Trace Parkway Association is a non-profit organization that assists the Natchez Trace Parkway by seeking funding and political support for the National Park Service's seventh most visited unit. Its membership roster includes dedicated individuals from Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee who are interested in the success of the National Scenic Byway and All-American Road. Originally established to spearhead the completion of the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Association now supports the development and implementation of Parkway facilities and programs that will enhance the visitor experiences both in the park and in its adjacent communities. Historically, the Association worked closely with the Congressional delegations and local government officials from the three states in which the Parkway is located. This relationship continues today.
Membership applications may be obtained by contacting the Natchez Trace Parkway Association.
Bryant Boswell, President
Natchez Trace Parkway Association
PO Box 412
Star, MS 39167
Did You Know?
Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.