A Drive through 10,000 Years of History

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile recreational road and scenic drive through three states. It roughly follows the "Old Natchez Trace" a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. Today, people can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping along the parkway.

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The Natchez Trace Parkway is more than a scenic drive. Discover the many recreational opportunities that can be found along the way.

A two lane road heading into the sun rise.

Plan Your Visit

There is plenty to do and see along the 444-mile Parkway.

A view from inside a cave-like area with water dripping from the top of the entrance.

Top Ten Ranger Tips for Your Trip

Planning tips from the inside.

Painting of boatmen and American Indians walking past each other on the Natchez Trace.

History Along the Trace

People have walked the Natchez Trace for thousands of years. Learn more about the history of the Natchez Trace here.

Roadway winds away from viewer. Trees line each side of road with leaves yellow and orange in fall.

Things To Do

The Natchez Trace has so many different things you can do. Start here to plan your trip along the Parkway.

A curved section of the Natchez Trace Parkway

Traveling the Trace

Know how to keep yourself and others safe on your visit to the Parkway.

Cyclists pedal through the rolling hills of the parkway.

Bicycle the Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bicycle route. Start planning your next cycling adventure.

a family walks along the park road with their RV in the distance.

Camping

There are several places to camp all along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Last updated: August 24, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone:

(800) 305-7417
The Visitor Center is open during normal business hours seven days a week. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

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