October 2016 Visitation Numbers Released

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Date: November 17, 2016
Contact: Maggie Walker, (662) 680-4005

TUPELO, MS: “During October 2016, the Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in the number of recreational visits over the 2015 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 531,211 visitors used the Parkway during October 2016 compared to 518,523 who were counted in 2015.”  


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
Year to Date 5,023,632 4,911,196

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

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Last updated: November 17, 2016

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