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 »
Tupelo Bicycle-Only Campground
At milepost 266, near the Parkway Headquarters, this bicycle-only campground provides a place to set up your tent.
The campground is located directly across the Parkway from the Parkway Visitor Center. Travel west on the access road located at the south end of the Visitor Center parking lot. Travel to the scenic trail parking lot, located on the left hand side of the road. Across the road is a small trail, marked with a closed sign. This area is open to bicyclists only. Follow that trail to the bicycle-only campground, which includes picnic tables, fire rings, grills, water (April through October), and pit toilets. Visitor Center restrooms are open for 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
Access a map of this section of the Parkway.
Did You Know?
The double arch bridge at milepost 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design. The bridge rises 155 feet above the valley and eliminates the need for spandrel columns.