The management team and entire staff of the Natchez Trace Parkway are dedicated to preserving the resources of the Natchez Trace Parkway for future generations. In addition, the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, Tupelo National Battlefield Site, and Brices Crossroads National Battlefield Site are all administered by the Natchez Trace Parkway. For more information about park management you may contact the Superintendent's Office.

Mary Risser, Superintendent
Natchez Trace Parkway
2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804

State of the Park Report for the Natchez Trace Parkway
State of the Park Report for the Natchez Trace Parkway. Click on the picture to view PDF version of the report.


State of the Park Report for the Natchez Trace Parkway:
The purpose of this State of the Park report for Natchez Trace Parkway is to:

  1. Provide to visitors and the American public a snapshot of the status and trend in the condition of a park's priority resources and values;
  2. Summarize and communicate complex scientific, scholarly, and park operations factual information and expert opinion using non-technical language and a visual format;
  3. Highlight park stewardship activities and accomplishments to maintain or improve the State of the Park;
  4. Identify key issues and challenges facing the park to help inform park management planning.

    Download a PDF of the Natchez Trace Parkway State of the Park report
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The cover of the park's foundation document, showing the Birdsong Hollow double-arch bridge along the Natchez Trace Parkway
The Natchez Trace Parkway Foundation Document.

Foundation Document

Completed in October 2014, the Natchez Trace Parkway's foundation document (PDF) is a formal statement of the parkway's core mission and provides a basic understanding of the park's purpose, significance, and fundamental resources and values. It serves as the basis for park management decisions and answers critical questions such as what are the park's legal and policy requirements, special mandates, and key planning and data needs.


Park Planning

For more park planning documents, visit the Natchez Trace Parkway's Planning, Environment and Public Comment webpage.

LRIP Cover
The Natchez Trace Parkway Long-Range Interpretive Plan

The Long-Range Interpretive Plan (LRIP) outlines recommendations for future interpretive services, facilities, media, and community relationships. During the planning process, park staff, partners, and stakeholders worked together to develop a comprehensive tool that outlines visitor experiences, education, and recreation opportunities through which audiences can connect to the resources and stories of a park. The goal is to promote park resource values through purposefully planned audience experiences.

Last updated: October 13, 2016

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Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804


(800) 305-7417

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