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HEADQUARTERS, TUPELO, MS: “During 2017, the Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an overall significant increase in the number of recreational visits over the 2016 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “In 2016, the total visitation was 5,891,315 compared to 6,326,062 counted in 2017 an increase of 434,747 more visitors who used the Parkway throughout the year.”
These numbers continue to put the Natchez Trace Parkway on track to be among the top 10 most visited National Park Service sites. The Natchez Trace Parkway has numerous recreational activities to match any interest or experience level. Whether camping, motorcycling, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, or horseback riding there are countless opportunities to experience the history, culture, and natural resources of the area.
To find out more about upcoming programs and general information about the Natchez Trace Parkway, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/natr.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.