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  • 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 »

Volunteer RV Sites

A RV and car in the Volunteers campsite at Mount Locust.

The Volunteer RV site at Mount Locust.

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Mount Locust, milepost 15.5

Volunteers at the Mount Locust Site assist with interpretive operations. You will answer routine questions, give directions, respond to visitor requests on the phone and in person. Some of your time may be spent giving tours of the historic Mount Locust Inn, or operating the cash register at the Eastern National Bookstore. If interested, you can develop your own programs, or present pre-established programs to the general public or visiting schools. Required time commitment for an RV site with full hookups: One person volunteers at least 32 hours per week, two people volunteer at least 24 hours each per week. A volunteer uniform shirt and hat will be provided.

Volunteer positions are now available at the Mount Locust Site for the months of June, July, August, September,October, and November 2014.

The Volunteer RV site at Mount Locust has full water and sewer hook-ups, and 30/50 amp electrical connections. There is a washer and dryer on site for your use, and you are 15.5 miles away from Natchez, Mississippi, which has shopping, restaurants, and medical facilities.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at Mount Locust, contact Mike Hazlip at 601-445-4211, or Terry Wildy at 662-680-4017.

 
Rocky Springs Campground Host Site includes full hook-ups

The Campground Host Site at the Rocky Springs Campground at milepost 54.8

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Rocky Springs, milepost 54.8

Volunteers provide information to campers. You will work closely with park rangers to keep visitor statistics, report maintenance issues, perform light clean-up duties, and report violations. Required time commitment for an RV site with full hookups: One person volunteers at least 32 hours per week, two people volunteer at least 24 hours each per week for at least one month. A volunteer uniform shirt and hat will be provided.

The Volunteer RV site at Rocky Springs has full water and sewer hook-ups and 50 amp electrical connections. You are approximately 15 miles north of Port Gibson, which has shopping, restaurants, and medical facilities.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Rocky Springs, contact Patrick Shell at 601-445-4211 or Terry Wildy at 662-680-4017.

 
Jeff Busby Campground host site provides full hook-ups to volunteers.

The Campground Host Site at the Jeff Busby Campground, milepost 193.1.

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Jeff Busby, milepost 193.1

Volunteers provide information to campers. You will work closely with park rangers to keep visitor statistics, report maintenance issues, perform light clean-up duties, and report violations. Required time commitment for an RV site with full hookups: One person volunteers at least 32 hours per week, two people volunteer at least 24 hours each per week for at least one month. A volunteer uniform shirt and hat will be provided.

The Volunteer RV site at Jeff Busby has full water and sewer hook-ups and 50 amp electrical connections. You are approximately 15 miles south of Mathiston, which has limited shopping and restaurants. Starkville, Mississippi is approximately 35 miles away and provides a variety of shopping and restaurants.

To learn more about the volunteer opportunities at Jeff Busby, contact Joe Mangino at 601-856-7321, or Terry Wildy at 662-680-4017.

 
The Volunteer RV site near Tupelo, MS is paved, has full hook-ups and a picnic table.

The Volunteer RV Site near Tupelo, MS has full hook-ups, and is located just one mile from shopping and restaurants.

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Parkway Visitor Center, milepost 266 near Tupelo, MS

Volunteers at the Parkway Visitor Center assist with interpretive operations. You will answer routine questions, give directions, respond to visitor requests on the phone and in person. If interested, you can develop your own programs, or present pre-established programs to the general public or visiting schools. Required time commitment for an RV site with full hookups: One person volunteers at least 32 hours per week, two people volunteer at least 24 hours each per week.

The Volunteer RV site at the Parkway Visitor Center has full water and sewer hook-ups, and 50 amp electrical connections. There is a washer and dryer on site for your use, and you are 1 mile away from Tupelo, Mississippi, which has shopping, restaurants, and medical facilities.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center and Headquarters near Tupelo, MS contact Terry Wildy at 662-680-4017.

 

Meriwether Lewis, milepost 385.9

Volunteers provide information to campers. You will work closely with park rangers to keep visitor statistics, report maintenance issues, perform light clean-up duties, and report violations. Required time commitment for an RV site with full hookups: One person volunteers at least 32 hours per week, two people volunteer at least 24 hours each per week for at least one month. A volunteer uniform shirt and hat will be provided.

The Volunteer RV site at Meriwether Lewis has full water and sewer hook-ups and 40 amp electrical connections, with a washer and dryer on site for volunteers. You are approximately 8 miles from Hohenwald, which has shopping, restaurants, and medical facilities.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at the Meriwether Lewis site, contact Daniel Kimes at 931-796-2675, or Terry Wildy at 662-680-4017.

Did You Know?

The view from Little Mountain, one of the highest points along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.