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 »
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.
**Water is currently unavailable at the Tupelo bicycle-only campground. Water is available across the Parkway at the Parkway Visitor Center.**
Access a map of this section of the Parkway.
Did You Know?
George Colbert operated a stand and ferry to cross the Tennessee River and is rumored to have charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his army across the river.