Plan Your Visit

How do I visit?

What to expect

  • By design, there are no food, gas, or lodging services "on" the Parkway. Hidden beyond the trees, in the many communities along the Parkway's 444-mile length, there is everything that you need and many local venues worth exploring.
  • The Parkway maintains restrooms along the way. There is usually no more than 50 miles (an hour of driving) between rest stops.
  • Cell phone coverage can be spotty. Use the NPS app and save the Natchez Trace Parkway section of the app to your phone.
  • The Parkway road is two lane and only 11 feet wide with no shoulder.
  • Stopping points include frequent pullouts with interpretive signs about history and nature. Learn more about our sites on our Places to Go page.

We highly recommend that you download the free National Park Service app that can be found at this link. You will have virtual access to all national parks.


Basic Information

The Parkway roadway is open 24 hours a day, weather permitting. Please avoid the Parkway during bad weather.

Click here for hours, directions, and more basic information.

Oops...not open?

Sometimes the extraordinary complexity of the Parkway forces us to close buildings, exhibits, or make partial road closures. Check here for a current list of What is Open, What is Closed.

Plan Ahead

Last updated: March 2, 2024

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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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