Hikers on a trail with their dog on a leash.
Pets can be on trails along the Parkway, as long as they are on a leash.

Image by Marc Muench.  NPS/©Muench

Pets are allowed along trails and viewpoints of the Natchez Trace Parkway under the following conditions:

  • Pets must always be on a leash six feet or shorter
  • Please clean up after your pet
  • Only service animals are allowed inside Parkway buildings.
Park ranger with dog wearing Bark Ranger Dog Tag
Ranger Jane and her own Bark Ranger, Truman.

NPS Photo: C Farmer

You and your dog can work together to earn a BARK Ranger dog tag. Visit our Parkway Visitor Center at milepost 266, near Tupelo, Mississippi, or other visitor contact stations, to find out how your dog can become a BARK Ranger.

Find out more about the National Park Service BARK Ranger program. Click here.

Last updated: September 20, 2019

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Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804


(800) 305-7417
The Visitor Center is open during normal business hours seven days a week. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

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