December Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway are Released

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Date: January 20, 2017
Contact: Maggie Walker, (662)680-4005

TUPELO, MS: “During December 2016, the Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a slight decrease in the number of recreational visits from the 2015 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 413,928 visitors used the Parkway during December 2016 compared to 415,610 who were counted in 2015.” Numbers for the entire year, however, continue to top last year’s numbers.”

Month 2016 2015
January 464,284 470,262
February 435,680 414,844
March 491,630 484,650
April 514,979 509,178
May 493,427 486,175
June 525,501 516,654
July 541,406 542,031
August 536,147 492,061
September 489,367 476,061
October 531,211 518,523
November 453,560 459,006
December 413,928 415,610
Year to Date 5,891,120 5,785,812

These numbers continue to put the Natchez Trace Parkway on track to be among the top ten 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.
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Last updated: January 20, 2017

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