Basic Information

Mississippi, Alabama, and most of Tennessee are classified as humid subtropical climates. The weather ranges from mild winters to hot summers. Average high temperatures reach into the high 80's in summer, and into the high 40's in winter. Thunderstorms are common in Mississippi, especially in the southern part of the state, and from June through November, the state is occasionally affected by hurricanes moving north from the Gulf of Mexico. Check local forecasts to plan your trip.

Entrance Fees:

No entrance fee - $0.00

There is no fee to enter the Natchez Trace Parkway or use the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail. Visitors can enter the Parkway, free of charge, from dozens of county, state, and U.S. roads in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Please refer to the Parkway Map for places to access the Parkway. Enjoy your visit!

A sun-lit trail leads off into the woods.
Portions of the National Scenic Trail beckon all along Natchez Trace Parkway.

NPS / J. Dinkelaker

The five developed sections of the national scenic trail are accessed from different points along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Established in 1983, the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail runs parallel to the parkway, providing visitors numerous opportunities to enjoy the scenery and history of the Natchez Trace corridor through hiking or horseback riding.

Last updated: March 9, 2016

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Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804



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