Certain activities within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway may require a permit. The use of commercial buses on the Parkway also requires a permit. The Parkway implemented a new cost recovery program for the issuance of Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA). Filming within the park may also require a permit, depending the nature of, and the extent of the filming. If your filming activity involves multiple vehicles, it may be considered a large filming activity and require a more extensive application. For questions and permit applications, please contact the Ranger Activities Assistant by calling (662) 680-4014 or email us.
Special Use Permits - A special park use is an activity that takes place on park land or waters that meets the following criteria:
The following are some of the activities that may require a Special Use Permit. Please contact the Ranger Activities Assistant for questions and permit applications by calling (662) 680-4014 or email us.
All permits are issued from the Chief Ranger's Office, located in Tupelo, Mississippi. If you have questions about permits or want a permit application, please call Monday thru Friday 8 am-4:30 pm (662) 680-4014 or email us. Applications can be faxed to (662) 680-4034. Applications may be mailed to:
Natchez Trace Parkway
Camping at any of the park's three campgrounds - Rocky Springs, Jeff Busby, or Meriwether Lewis is free of charge, available on a first come, first served basis, and does not require any reservations. Campgrounds are typically busiest during the spring and fall, especially during holiday weekends.
Last updated: March 10, 2018