Recreational Vehicles

recreational vehicle on the Parkway during fall foliage
A RV drives along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

NPS Photo

Recreational vehicles are a popular way to see the parkway. The length restriction for RVs is 55 feet, including a tow vehicle, and the height restriction is 14 feet. The parkway can accommodate an RV weighing up to 40,000 pounds.

Be on the lookout for cyclists! The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bicycling route. With a lane width of 11 feet and little to no shoulder, it is important to slow down, pass with care, and avoid distracted driving when bicyclists are present.

Please note that Mount Locust, at milepost 15.5, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 am to 4:30 pm. When the site is closed, there is no circular drive available for RVs to easily turn around.

Pulloffs Closed to RVs

The following pulloffs are closed to RVs. Sites without a circular drive are marked "no circular drive."

  • MP 17 - Southern trailhead for Potkopinu section of the National Scenic Trail
  • MP 45 - Mangum Mounds (bridge clearance of 11’6”)
  • MP 278.4 - Twenty-mile Bottom Overlook
  • MP 375.8 - Old Trace Drive
  • MP 394 - Devil’s Backbone State Recreation Area
  • MP 401.4 - Old Trace Drive

Bridge Clearances Under 15 Feet

Listing of bridge clearances under 15 feet along the Natchez Trace Parkway
Milepost Height Clearance Road
66.6 14' 8" MS Hwy 27
118.9 14' 7" Beall Road
120.8 14' 1" Rocks Road
416.3 14' 10" Old Trace Drive
419.1 14' 7" Old Trace Drive

Camping

The three campgrounds along the parkway are open to RVs, but there are no hookups available. These campsites are first-come, first-served, and can fill up quickly in March and April, as well as October and November. If you require hookups, try one of the other campgrounds along the parkway.

Last updated: June 6, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone:

(800) 305-7417

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