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 »
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?
Emerald Mound is the largest Mississippian Period ceremonial mound along the Natchez Trace Parkway, and covers nearly eight acres.