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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.”
|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.
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.