• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

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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 »

  • 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 »

Tennessee Highway 50 Bicycle-Only Campground

The parking area and trail sign to the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail.

After exiting at Tennessee Highway 50, follow the signs to the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail.  This is the entrance to the Scenic Trail Parking area, and the bicycle-only campground.

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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 mile post 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway

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.