Tupelo, MS 38804
Directions to the Natchez Trace Parkway vary greatly depending on what part of the tri-state Parkway you are trying to reach. There are more than 50 roads that access the Parkway in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. For specific questions concerning how to get to a certain portion of the Parkway, please call the Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417.
Mississippi, Alabama, and most of Tennessee are classified as humid subtropical climates. The weather ranges from mild winters to hot summers. Average high temperatures reach into the high 80's in summer, and into the high 40's in winter. Thunderstorms are common in Mississippi, especially in the southern part of the state, and from June through November, the state is occasionally affected by hurricanes moving north from the Gulf of Mexico. Check local forecasts to plan your trip.
No entrance fee - $0.00
There is no fee to enter the Natchez Trace Parkway. Visitors can enter the Parkway, free of charge, from dozens of county, state, and U.S. roads in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Please refer to the Parkway Map for places to access the Parkway. Enjoy your visit!
Mount Locust, at milepost 15.5, is the only remaining inn, or "stand" on the Parkway. This contact station is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Thursdays through Sundays, and rangers are available to share information on the historic structure. The site is closed Monday through Wednesday and December 25. Mount Locust allows you to see what the "Kaintucks" may have experienced at the road side stands.
The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is open Monday through Sunday from 8AM to 5PM. The visitor center and the comfort station are closed on December 25.
The Meriwether Lewis Information Cabin is open seasonally. Call 1-800-305-7417 or 662-680-4027 for updated hours.
The Parkway Information Cabin is open seasonally. Call 1-800-305-7417 or 662-680-4027 for updated hours.