Bicycling the Parkway

Closures for Paving

Nearly $40 million rehabilitation is underway. The project consists of complete rehabilitation of the main line motor-road, mill & overlay of ramps and pull-off areas. Sections of the roadway and possibly camping areas will be closed while being reworked. Fines for entering the closed areas are up to $5000. Please see our Alerts for current closed areas and detour directions.

Safety is Your Priority - Ride Safe to Ride Home

Planning for a great trip includes knowing the environment before you get there. Check out the information below to have a great ride.

Top 3 to Know

  • Make yourself visible. Millions of visitors travel the Parkway each year, many more in vehicles than bicycles. Use of high-visibility clothing and bicycle lights greatly increases bicyclist visibility. Bicycle regulations and safety guidelines
  • Water is limited. Most restrooms have potable water, but there can be long stretches that do not have water available. Please plan ahead for filling up.
  • Cell phone service is not always available.
    • Carry a first aid kit and a bicycle repair kit.
    • In emergency situations, call 911 when in cell covered areas. Report all incidents involving cyclists to the Natchez Trace Parkway at 1.800.300.7275.

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Last updated: January 4, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804


800 305-7417
The Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo, MS, is open 9am-4:30pm seven days a week. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

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