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 »
Tennessee Highway 50 Bicycle-Only Campground
At milepost 408, exit the Parkway onto Tennessee Highway 50. Follow the signs to the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail parking area and trailhead. This is the horse staging area for the National Scenic Trail, as well as a bicycle-only campground.
This campground provides picnic tables, fire grates, and garbage cans. Water is available year round at the nearest restrooms, located at the Gordon House and Ferry Site just south of Tennessee Highway 50 at Milepost 407.7.
Access a map of this section of the Parkway.
Did You Know?
The "Sunken Trace" at milepost 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was caused by thousands of travelers walking over the easily eroded loess soil.